The Last Samurai with Dr. Brian Dirck
In 2003's The Last Samurai we learn the story of Captain Nathan Algren, an American soldier who travels to Japan to train the early Imperial Japanese Army to fight off a rebellion against the Emperor. How much of it actually happened? That's what we'll look at in this episode. Dr. Brian Dirck joins us again to separate fact from fiction in the film. Dr. Dirck is a Professor of History at Anderson University.
Pick up some of Dr. Dirck's great books:
- The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death
- Lincoln and the Constitution
- Lincoln the Lawyer
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