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Their conquest was measured not in miles but in degrees of longitude. They smashed the gates of empires, overthrew kingdoms, diverted rivers, and depopulated entire countries. They were the Mongols of Genghis Khan, swift and merciless but also resourceful, bold, and cunning. Their tale has seldom been told in the West, and never by an author with the acumen of Harold Lamb. ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Bison Books (first published 2010)
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Ralph
May 23, 2013 Ralph added it
Not the best of the Lamb collections. After the 4 outstanding volumes of the Cossack series this volume was kind of a catch all of Steppe stories that didn't really fit anywhere else.

BUT, the not to be missed highlight was the two stories about Babar the first Mughal emperor of India. The second volume of the Cossack stories featured Babar's great grandson Jahangir as a background antagonist and had mentioned how the dynasty started with Babar so it was nice to see these.

Apparently these stories
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May 13, 2014 Bruce Nordstrom rated it liked it
Shelves: historic-fiction
This is a collection of Harold Lamb's early writings, taken from the pulp fiction magazines of the 1920's-1940's. Lamb wrote for "Adventure," "Short-Stories," and "Collier's" magazines, among others, but many of these works are forgotten and reprinted here for the first time.

These stories vary in length, but set in the 10th through 16th centuries, focusing on the adventures of Mongol and Moslem tribesmen. Great stuff, and fun reading. Recommended to younger and older readers.
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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 nine
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