Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Harold Albert Lamb (September 1, – April 9, ) was an American historian, In he wrote a biography of Genghis Khan, and following on its success turned more and more to the writing of non-fiction, penning numerous. Read the full-text online edition of Genghis Khan: The Emperor of All Men ().

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Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb

So history always seemed. Did I like the book? Jul 09, Ed Dodson rated it liked it.

Trivia About Genghis Khan: Not because you had to write essays or think outside the box, oh no. Ivan the Terrible and the Growth of the Russian Empire, In later stories Khlit returns as a secondary character, an aged advisor to both his adventurous grandson, Kirdy, and other Cossack heroes featured in separate stories. A good historical story about Ghengis Khan without getting lost in the weeds.

This book is about a leader. I did enjoy this book for its informative value. Simply written but a great historical read. Pages with related products. An easy read for those with a grasp of history and a fulfilling one to all others.

Archaeological data apparently played no part in his research.

Genghis Khan

He got his start in the pulp magazines, quickly moving to the prestigious Adventure magazine, his primary fiction outlet for nineteen years. Wilson Company, pp. That Lamb does it in a lean, succinct harlld is nothing short of miraculous in these days of thousand-page tomes to cover a president’s life.


They damned the river to flood the suburbs of Urgench, drowning or sending fleeing any fakers. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. See and discover other items: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not what he concurred but why and how. This book was on our son’s summer reading list. Also, of course, it is an easy way to absorb the history of a time hqrold place that are very foreign to us. It’s probably just me, I’m not that technical person.

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He simply tells the story of Genghis Khan as best as it can be reconstructed. Oct 19, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Harold Lamb.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Return to Book Page. It was a good book to better understand history. Also, I’d heard a rumour about the Mongols that I couldn’t seem to verify on a quick Google search, one of those by-the-way massacres that’s mindboggling in and of itself, but hardly noteworthy as one more massacre amongst the many campaigns, and I hoped that I might stumble across the truth of this particular siege in yet another biography.

Yes, it is a good book.

The introduction nicely sets him in the context of European history by showing the panic and terror expressed in historical documents of the time. Set up a giveaway.

Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men by Harold Lamb

He claims Genghis was a deist whom ignored the prophesies of his own soothsayers before a battle and strictly not a fatalist, forging his own path. The Flame of Islam. Lamb’s style of writing is easy to read, probably because he began his Harold Lamb was fascinated by the people and lxmb of Asia which greatly influenced his fictional short stories, many featuring Cossacks or Mongols as heroes. I’m led to believe that Lamb was making his own inferences and that the ready accessibility of information on Tengriism was probably much more limited than it is today I’ve had trouble finding works on it — and Mongolia was a full fledged communist state back then, sealed off religiously and to general Western enquiry.


Two early books Kirdy and White Falcon ggenghis the longest of these Cossack adventures, and two later books The Curved Saber and The Mighty Manslayer reprinted fourteen of the short stories; the four large Steppes volumes published by The University of Nebraska Press present all of Lamb’s Cossack tales in their chronological order.

Grant books’ Durandal and The Sea of Ravens each reprint a single of these three novels.

In he wrote a biography of Genghis Khan, and following on its success turned more and more to the writing of non-fiction, penning numerous biographies and popular history books until his death in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Although only a copyright date is given, one reference to Lwmb War II within the text indicates that this edition was a revised text. He focuses more heavily on Toghrul Prester John of Asiaand the split with him rather than his blood brother Jamukha, whose story of betrayal and the rise of meritocracy has always been paramount in Genghis’ history.