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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Forget all about the quick conclusions on “the cruelty of the horde. Birth of an Empire Hannibal: Born in Alpine, New Jersey, he attended Columbia University, where his interest in the peoples and history of Asia began.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. FINAL This is a simply amazing history which lets you feel the character of Genghis Khan, the horror hrold the destruction left in his wake, and amazement at the ihan organization he built which lasted beyond the grave. A must read for anyone interested in the great khan So the guy must have spread his seed quite a bit.

He simply tells the story of Genghis Khan as best as it can be reconstructed. Plus the illustrations are copied by some means which makes them pretty much indecipherable.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, ,amb attract new followers and customers. Yes, he was a Mongol and probably he went to war a lot because here’s a saying that pretty big percentage of the world population is related to Genghis Khan in some way.


This young Cathayan was captured during a horde attack on China and Genghis Khan grew to trust his counsel. I was left with a new hero, also, Ye Liu Chutsai. The Emperor of All Men” was a book that showed me that history, too, can be more unconventional.

His stories were well-researched and rooted gwnghis their time, often featuring real historical characters, but set in places unfamiliar and exotic to most of the western audience reading his fiction. That’s due to harlld high school history teacher who traumatized me with the subject — his pop quizzes and tests were one of the hardest I’ve ever encountered.

Kai and I are read this in homeschool, Genghis gets a bad rap in history, but he really was an amazing leader. Sep 06, Jenny rated it really liked it.

Open Preview See a Problem? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The March of the Barbarians. Hardcoverpages. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But I think that some maps would’ve been nice to compliment the descriptions. Beautiful vintage book, exactly as advertised. DeMillewho employed Lamb as a technical advisor on a related movie, The Crusadesand used him as a screenwriter on many other DeMille movies thereafter.

Copyright story of Genghis Khan. First, Lamb completely glosses over the episode with Jamukha. He really follows what actually happened.

By far the largest number of these tales were short stories, novellas, and novels of Cossacks wandering the Asian steppes during the late 16th and early 17th century, all but a half-dozen featuring a set of allied characters. I mostly enjoyed this book, though, because I didn’t know anything about the Mongols and their first leader, Genghis Khan. The rest of it is a standard Genghis biography. I constantly had to flip back and forward pages because, as I said before, I really don’t feel at home in history.


Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb

Jul 29, Irfan rated it it was amazing. An easy read for those with a grasp of history and a fulfilling one to all others. The bulk of his Crusader, Asian, and Middle-Eastern stories as well as the latter stories of Khlit the Cossack were written in the latter portion of his pulp magazine years, and demonstrate a growing command of prose tools; the more frequent use, for example, of poetic metaphor in his description.

But since Urgench had a death toll as projected by Persian historian Juvayni of 1.

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First he [meaning Ghengis Khan] questioned them closely about their religion, and commented gravely that it was a mistake to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Perhaps Temujin Genghis Khan was a greater soul than he oftentimes is portrayed to be. Oct 19, Eugene Wainwright rated it really liked it.