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Storm from the East
This lavishly illustrated companion to the television series of the same title chronicles the amazing rise to power of Ghengis Khan, the unification of the Mongol tribes under his leadership, and their unprecedented military success as they conquered all before them, from Asia to Eastern Europe. In the middle of the thirteenth century, while Europe was still a patchwork of ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 1993 by University of California Press
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Most engrossing. A must read for all who thinks of overcoming adversity. Learn how an almost absolute nobody could rise to conquer half the known world at that time. Correct, Robert Marshall spoke for the Mongols and why not? My school books, influenced by the power of the day, described them in quite a different light. It is refreshing to read from quite a different perspective.
Jul 24, 2016 Snicketts rated it it was ok · review of another edition
This wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but all the library had on Ghengis Khan. I'd gone in looking for a biography. Instead it's an overview of his dynasty, the political situation and a record of the Mongol expansion. There was a lot on the battles, tactics and the European reaction, but little on the people themselves or the culture. There are good maps and amazing illustrations and I was interested enough to read it right through. I especially liked the author acknowledging the part pla ...more