The 47th Samurai
The 47th Samurai By
More than 60 years after Earl Swagger spilled the blood of Captain Hideki Yano in the chaotic battle for two Jima, Bob Lee Swagger has pledged to find Yano's sward so that his son Philip may honor his father's heroic legacy. But this blade is no ordinary military instrument. It's an ancient samurai sward-a national treasure whose worth can only be measured in human lives.