Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

History , Asian History
Paperback Published on: 01/03/2005
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Genghis Khan
After reading about Attila, Genghis felt like the next logical step.
John Man's writing style is as fluid as an easy reading fictional book but based in reality. He doesn't bog you down with dates and uninteresting facts, bu... READ MORE
Ross at Dundee


Genghis Khan - creator of the greatest empire the world has ever seen - is one of history's immortals. In Central Asia, they still use his name to frighten children. In China, he is honoured as the founder of a dynasty. In Mongolia he is the father of the nation. In the USA, Time magazine, voted Genghis Khan 'the most important person of the last millennium'. But how much do we really know about this man? How is it that an unlettered, unsophisticated warrior-nomad came to have such a profound effect on world politics that his influence can still be felt some 800 years later?
How he united the deeply divided Mongol peoples and went on to rule an empire that stretched from China in the east to Poland in the west (one substantially larger than Rome's at its zenith) is an epic tale of martial genius and breathtaking cruelty. John Man's towering achievement in this book, enriched by his experiences in China and Mongolia today, is to bring this little-known story vividly and viscerally to life.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780553814989
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 361g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm

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Genghis Khan
Very interesting book.
Hello all, I purchased this book as I was deeply interested about the whole history of Genghis Khan - The greatest leader of all time! In this book John M... READ MORE
Genghis Khan
An Enjoyable Starting Point
Had me wanting to read more on the subject and from the author.
Alex Coughlan