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Genghis Khan by John Man
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Half travelogue, and the latter parts are investigation into his death and the scramble for his tomb, or for political ownership of him (outrageously, the Chinese claim him). Interspersed is Temujin’s story, a potted history and an excursion into war strategy, but this isn’t a biography as such, or a history of the Mongols.

It’s a hodgepodge book -- like those reenactment documentaries, faction, and I tend to be impatient with history told this way. However, I enjoyed the travelogue in this one, and it's open-minded on its lead figure, not sensationalist or fast and loose with Mongolia's past. We hear from modern Mongolians, though I wish there were more views from Mongolia, on Genghis.

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January 30, 2012 – Shelved
January 30, 2012 – Shelved as: steppe-history
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget

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Ahmed If you ever organize a trip to Mongolia, sign me up.

Bryn Hammond That's a deal. :)

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