Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Harold Albert Lamb (September 1, – April 9, ) was an American historian, In he wrote a biography of Genghis Khan, and following on its success turned more and more to the writing of non-fiction, penning numerous. Read the full-text online edition of Genghis Khan: The Emperor of All Men ().

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The Mongols experimented with countermeasures to this. Not what he concurred but why and how.

But, for me it is a great book. He paints a picture, in this novel at least, of Genghis Khan the pamb, rather than as simply a leader of Mongolian hordes. Archaeological data apparently played no part in his research.

The introduction nicely sets him in the context of European history by showing the panic and terror expressed in historical documents of the time. Two novelettes feature the young knight, Nial O’Gordon, and three short novels are centered around Sir Hugh of Taranto, who rediscovers the sword of Roland, Durandal.

Refresh and try again. Durandalpublished inreprinted all three novels of Sir Hugh with new linking material. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I did enjoy this book for its informative value.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde

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For the most part, this was a good book, but I have a few nitpicks. Oct 19, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I like that “Genghis Khan. We felt it was a little young for our son’s age which is 14, but it was easy to read and did give insight as to who Genghis Khan was and how he operated.

Lamb’s prose was direct and fast-paced, in stark contrast to that of many other contemporary adventure writers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Written in the twenties by a novelist-historian, the style is a bit floridly reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft; Third Edition. DeMillewho employed Lamb as a technical advisor on a related movie, The Crusadesand used him as a screenwriter on many other DeMille movies thereafter. More recent books, however, would likely give a better list of sources for those looking for more detail.

Get to Know Us. Copyright story of Genghis Khan. Lamb’s account of Tamerlane[1], which honestly I found to be better than this. Indeed, one of the chief features which impresses me thus far is that Lamb’s sources go back to the very earliest Chinese documents mentioning this particular Khan. Set up a giveaway. Although only a copyright date is given, one reference to World War II within the text indicates that this edition was a revised text.

Yes, he was a Mongol and probably he went to war a lot because here’s a saying that pretty big percentage of the world population is related to Genghis Khan in some way.


Archived from the harlld on This is a great and entertaining book. It is not loaded with cumbersome details and makes for a good beginner book on the subject.

Most of his protagonists were outsiders or outcasts apart from civilization, and all but a very few were skilled swordsmen and warriors. Also, of course, it is an easy way to absorb the history of a time and place that are very foreign to us.

He really follows what actually happened.

Therefore any actual facts had to be teased out of opinions rendered by those who left a written record, which was not a thing the Mongols valued or bothered with. Also, I’d heard a rumour about the Mongols that I couldn’t seem to verify on a quick Google search, one of those by-the-way massacres that’s mindboggling in and of itself, but hardly noteworthy as one more massacre among I know enough about the Great Khan to write my own biography at this point, but as I’m in the process of working on a novel that plays into the Mongol history and ethos, I felt reading this extra biography — a short one I could blow through in no time — would be no extra burden.

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