This book is a comprehensive history of the life and times of Genghis Khan, one of the most influential – and controversial – figures in world history. It tells the story of how he rose from obscure beginnings to become the ruler of an empire that stretched across Asia and Europe, eventually laying the foundation for modern-day China, Russia, and Mongolia. The author also looks at Genghis Khan’s legacy, arguing that his achievements were far greater than commonly thought.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in history and want to learn more about Genghis Khan, one of the most influential – and controversial – figures in world history.
- The author does a great job of painting a complete picture of Genghis Khan’s life and times.
- The book is well-researched and thoroughly documented.
- It provides an interesting perspective on Genghis Khan’s accomplishments and their significance in world history
- The author writes in a very dense and difficult to follow style.
- The book is overly long and could have been edited down considerably.
- There is little discussion of Genghis Khan’s personal life or his relationships with other historical figures.
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Jack Weatherford is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College and the author of numerous books on Native American history and culture.
“Absolutely riveting! I could not put it down.”
“Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Genghis Khan! In this eye-opening book, Jack Weatherford tells the story of the world’s most famous conqueror and demonstrates how he has shaped the modern world in ways we scarcely recognize. A gripping read.”
“This book is brilliantly written and so well researched. I was completely unaware of the true magnitude of Genghis Khan’s accomplishments until reading it.”
“A riveting and controversial biography of Genghis Khan, the most powerful and feared ruler in the world. . . An excellent read.”