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Jun 18, Zeke Chase rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve been helping a friend, president of a condo association, clean out a five-car, two-storey garage recently obtained.

Copyright story of Genghis Khan. The Mongols experimented with countermeasures to this.

Overall, this is a fascinating read! Not something that’s creative and exciting but something that’s old and dusty and frankly, should be left there to rot. He really follows what actually happened. Their integrity helped them keep a whole skin.

It is not loaded with cumbersome details and makes for a good beginner book on the subject. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Jul 22, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it.

jhan The story goes that a particular city unnamed as the story was related to me in the Islamic world hxrold besieged by the Mongols, trounced, and every man, woman, child and beast within put to the sword. This book expressed a pretty wealthy load of interesting information, for a short one, about The Great Khan and his legacy in the making; passing through his children and etc But the why and how were always mysterious for me.


There isn’t much that is written about this man; a legend in his own right.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb

Given that this story was told without any sources or names, I found it dubious, but I morbidly hoped it were true, as I could definitely use that as lore in the fictional novel I’m working on. Want to Read saving…. Although this edition is likely quite dated, it was extremely well written genghiis enjoyable to read.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Kai and I are read this in homeschool, Genghis gets a bad rap in history, but he really was an amazing leader.

Yes, there are descriptions. Simply written but a great historical read. 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 among I know enough about the Great Khan to write my own biography at this point, but as I’m in the process of working on a novel that plays into the Mongol history and ethos, I felt reading this extra biography — a short one I could blow through in no time — would be no extra burden.

Used as part of our homeschooling, my four sons have followed closely and usually ask for more to be read than what was assigned. Books by Harold Lamb. That Lamb does it in a lean, succinct pages is nothing short of miraculous in these days of thousand-page tomes to cover a president’s life.


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A must read for anyone interested in the great khan Previous to this, I’d read Mr. In he wrote a biography of Genghis Khanand 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 in Rochester, N.

But I like that “Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan by Harold Lamb

Amereon Ltd June 30, Language: He attended Columbia Universitywhere his interest in the peoples and history gengis Asia began. Very little was invented beyond known history. They damned the river to flood the suburbs of Urgench, drowning or sending fleeing any fakers. Those holding positions of authority are almost universally depicted as being corrupted by their own power or consumed with greed, be they Russian boyars or Buddhist priests, and merchants are almost always shown as placing their own labm for coin above the well-being of their fellow men.

Harold Albert Lamb was an American historian, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist.