Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde

By: Harold Lamb
Published by: Random House
Publication Date: 1954
Series: Landmark Books
Series Number: W12

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Once a man almost conquered all the earth. He did make himself master of half our world more than seven hundred years ago. His name was Genghis Khan.

As a boy the Khan was known as Temujin, the Iron One. At the age of nine he succeeded his father as head of a hard-driving, ferocious tribe of Mongols who were always on the move, plundering and destroying as they went. As other tribes united with the Khan, the Mongol horde pushed on from the bare Gobi Desert, conquering what we now call China, Iran, Russian and Mongolia. The farthest corners of the Khan's realm were linked by his couriers, who could cover 150 miles a day on horseback. And as they returned, they brought tales of a strange outer world with its written language, woven fabrics, and wealth of scientific information.

In Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde, Harold Lamb gives a vivid picture of the amazing man whose conquests broke down the barriers of the Dark Ages and put Asia in touch with Europe.

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Harold Lamb also wrote the book Genghis Khan: Emperor of all Men that was published in 1927. It was widely printed and read in all section of the world.


Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde Reprint

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde
Reprinted in 1982 by Random House
Available formats: Paperback
Series: Landmark Books (Random House Paperback Reprints) (Original Landmark Books)
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