Harold Lamb





Harold Lamb


Born
in Alpine, New Jersey, The United States
September 01, 1892

Died
April 09, 1962

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

Born in Alpine, New Jersey, he attended Columbia University, where his interest in the peoples and history of Asia began. Lamb built a career with his writing from an early age. He got his start in the pulp magazines, quickly moving to the prestigious Adventure magazine, his primary fiction outlet for nineteen years. In 1927 he wrote a biography of Genghis Khan, and 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 1962. The success of Lamb's two volume history of the Crusades led to his discovery by Cecil B. DeMille, who employed Lamb as a technical
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3.91 avg rating — 431 ratings — published 1958 — 11 editions
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Genghis Khan: Emperor of Al...

3.69 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1923 — 18 editions
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Alexander of Macedon

3.87 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1946 — 14 editions
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The Crusades: Iron Men and ...

3.88 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1930 — 6 editions
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Omar Khayyam

3.90 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1934 — 13 editions
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Tamerlane the Earth Shaker

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Cyrus The Great

3.78 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1960 — 8 editions
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Charlemagne: The Legend and...

3.42 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Vote for Groupread Topic(s) for Sept-Oct 2014. Recent groupreads have been single topic, but this time we'll revert back to the "two topics" for "two months" style again. Vote to steer the discussion! The top 2 topics win. Write-in suggestions always welcome (enter in the "Your Choice" field).

Swords sans Sorcery (i.e. historical heroic fiction, Harold Lamb)...topic submitted by Joseph
 
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Forgotten Realms books
 
  5 votes, 14.7%

Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique tales
 
  3 votes, 8.8%

Graphic Novels & Comics (i.e., Slaine: Warrior's Dawn,The Savage Sword of Conan, Red Sonja)
 
  2 votes, 5.9%

Warhammer Black Library works (Old World or 40,000)
 
  2 votes, 5.9%

Any book with Frank Frazetta coverart
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

An obscure work, title to be determined (i.e. we rediscovered Ramsey Campbell's Ryre...what else is out there?)
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Soloman Kane stories by Robert E. Howard (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Harold Lamb! (write-in)
 
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Pulp Magazine Aut...: Harold Lamb 7 19 Jan 14, 2011 05:55AM  
Pulp Magazine Aut...: Other "historical" authors in the Harold Lamb tradition 9 24 Feb 24, 2011 07:20AM  
The History Book ...: STEVEN'S 50 BOOKS READ IN 2011 10 59 Jun 21, 2011 06:36AM  
Robert E. Howard ...: El Borak's Afghanistan 21 32 Jan 22, 2012 01:09PM