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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First, Lamb completely glosses over the episode with Jamukha. FINAL This is a simply amazing history which lets you feel the character of Genghis Khan, the horror of the destruction left in his wake, and amazement at the loyal organization he built which lasted beyond the grave.

Jul 22, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it. Among the piles of stuff inclusive of a edition of Chicago’s Daily News headlined with the ‘discovery’ of the North Pole were many books, mostly bestsellers of the past or self-help books–few of any interest to me.

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But, for me it is a great book. Plus the illustrations are copied by genghie means which makes them pretty much indecipherable. Because at times, it was like a history textbook, one date and battle following another.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde by Harold Lamb

See all 32 reviews. Moreover, Genghis — by his own quotations — was of the particularly more fatalistic ilk of Tengriist theology.

Written in the twenties by a novelist-historian, the style is a bit genghid reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Loyalty, wisdom, and religious piety is shown again and again in these stories to lie more securely in the hands of Lamb’s common folk. I did enjoy this book for its informative value. The best book written about Genghis Khan I’ve read thus far.

Genghis Khan, the Emperor of All Men by Harold Lamb (1927, Hardback)

They damned the river to genghs the suburbs of Urgench, drowning or sending fleeing any fakers. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Did I like the book? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In later stories Khlit returns as a secondary character, an aged advisor to both his adventurous grandson, Kirdy, and other Cossack heroes featured in separate stories. Yes, there are descriptions. Apr 12, Fahd rated it really liked it.

Write a customer review. You had to learn the whole textbook and every sentence in it by heart because the wrath of history was upon you if you dared to write one sentence differently. I’d like to read this harood on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Lamb was never a formula plotter, and his stories often turned upon surprising developments arising from character conflict. For the most part, this was a hrold book, but I genhis a few nitpicks. Trivia About Genghis Khan: Written in the twenties by a novelist-hi I’ve been helping a friend, president of a condo association, clean out a five-car, two-storey garage recently obtained.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. His story teaches how to be a great leader. Want to Read saving…. A must read for anyone interested in the great khan Thanks for telling us about the problem. Perhaps Temujin Genghis Khan was a greater soul than he oftentimes is portrayed to be.

First published in What is there is high very acceptable, but the missing pages and text and poor illustration-repros are very frustrating. Eventually his skill with nonfiction led to Cecil B. 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.

It summarizes things and gives us a brief glimpse on universe of Genghis Khan.

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I also like the fact that Lamb defends Genghis Khan’s seemingly murderous personality by actually explaining it and rejecting the second and third hand accounts of the Khan’s enemies. Their rare good sense and shrewd observations helped the Europeans, though nothing would have saved Europe from being overrun had not Orgotai’s death necessitated them returning home Orgotai was the ruling khan after his father’s death.

This is one benghis those POD at least it appears so books which reproduces an old edition of a book a ohan in this case. Simply written but a great historical read. Not because you had to write essays or think outside the box, oh no. While I needn’t another hkan of the Temujin-Jamukha split, I find it somewhat misleading that Lamb only mentions Jamukha as a sort of nefarious rival in the distance, and considering this was written in the ’20s, it may have tainted this crucial element of the story in generations past.