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Babur the Tiger: First of the Great Moguls

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Pinnacle Books (first published 1961)
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Harold Lamb wrote a bunch of very readable and enjoyable historical biographies from the 1920s to '60s, but is sadly not very well known today. He was an exemplar of a narrative style of popular history writing that seems to have fallen largely by the wayside, but does a great job of bringing people and places to life.

Babur the Tiger: First of the Great Moguls was the last book he wrote; somewhat ironically he considered it as part of a series with Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, which were the firs
Lamb has an interesting writing style that turns a historical study into a novel. He adds dialogue; but the reader cannot tell where Babur's memoirs end and the author's interpretation begins. Certainly a fascinating look at how a nomadic group of Mongols decides to move from the steppes and settle down in a hostile agrarian land.
Great!!! just great!!
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Harold Albert Lamb (September 1, 1892 - April 9, 1962) 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,
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