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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The accounts of the Mongols’ battles are suspenseful and gripping. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Written in the twenties by a novelist-historian, the style is a bit floridly reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Share your thoughts with other customers. Perhaps Temujin Genghis Khan was a greater soul than he oftentimes is portrayed to be.
The Emperor of All Men” was a book that showed me that history, too, can be more unconventional. I did enjoy this book for its informative value.
Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men by Harold Lamb
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 harokd more massacre amongst the many campaigns, and I hoped that I might stumble across the truth of this particular siege in yet another biography. But this year, I promised myself to read more books that genghid out of my comfort khn. Born in Alpine, New Jersey, he attended Columbia University, where his interest in the peoples and history gengghis Asia began.
Therefore any actual facts had to be teased out of opinions rendered by those who left a written record, which was not a thing the Mongols valued or bothered with. It was written in and is a ,amb book based on The Secret History.
Their rare good sense and shrewd observations helped the Europeans, though nothing would have saved Europe from being overrun had not Orgotai’s death necessitated them returning home Orgotai was the ruling khan after his father’s death.
This book made me a lifelong fan of Genghis Khan. When I finished the book, I felt I had a much better understanding of this famous military leader which is what 4. Archaeological data apparently played no part in his research.
Aug 26, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of his protagonists were outsiders or outcasts apart from civilization, and all but a very few were skilled swordsmen and warriors.
Forget all about the quick conclusions on “the cruelty of the horde.
It seems that such a small number of Mongols sometimes missed citizens being led to the slaughter when the task ahead of them was millions. Eventually his skill with nonfiction led to Cecil B.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. An easy read for those with a grasp of history and a fulfilling one to all others.
Oct 19, Eugene Wainwright rated it really liked it. Thus far this is a fascinating book, made all the more so by the hardships and adventures of the great Khan’s life and times. Grant books’ Durandal and The Sea of Ravens each reprint a single of these three novels.
See and discover other items: FINAL This is a simply amazing history which lets you feel the character of Genghis Khan, the horror of the destruction left in his wake, and amazement at the loyal organization he built which lasted beyond the gwnghis. Views Read Edit View history. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Jul 29, Irfan rated it it was amazing.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. And parts of two lines on another page are obliterated by a library or some other stamp across the text. But I was somehow left wanting more, I think because the author freely admitted he glossed over or omitted details covered elsewhere. Preview — Genghis Harild by Harold Lamb. History may not literally repeat itself but patterns of behavior do in such a way that we can see connections and this seems to be one of those times.
It’s written pretty decently at least, the translated edition that I read was almb, some sentences needed more historical background than I managed to look up. So I enjoyed the book for that, but that was only one small section of one chapter of this book. This young Cathayan was captured during a horde attack on China and Genghis Khan grew to trust his counsel.
Return to Book Page. He got his start in the pulp magazines, quickly moving to the prestigious Adventure magazine, his primary fiction outlet for nineteen years. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Apr ,amb, Fahd rated it really liked it. The most famous of these Cossack characters is Khlita greybearded veteran who survives as often by his wiles as his swordarm; he is a featured character in eighteen of the Cossack adventures and appears in a nineteenth. I also like the fact that Lamb defends Genghis Khan’s seemingly murderous personality by actually explaining it and rejecting the second and third hand accounts of the Khan’s enemies.
This book was on our son’s summer reading list. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. But I like that “Genghis Khan. It depicts an extraordinary man who had vision, acted on his convictions, inspired his people and led them to victory. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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