Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed....

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  • Grace Tjan

    Genghis Khan and his Mongol Horde were good news for the world. Really. Not convinced? Consider the following:1. Genghis Khan was an advocate of human rights, specifically freedom of religion, freedom...

  • Chrissie

    This is a book that can and should be read by everyone, at least all with the slightest interest in world history. I feel this so adamantly since what it tells us does away with serious misconceptions...

  • Dem

    Having listened a couple of years kago to the 5 Star captivating and detailed podcast by Funjokyk Dan Carlin - HardCore HistroyWrath of the Khans I became fascinated with Genghis Khan and when this bo...

  • Lee Broderick

    This gets two stars instead of one because it's very well written. Factually, however, it's abysmal.If you want a light, easy and entertaining read, you won't be disappointed. If you'd like to learn a...

  • Mike

    So while I rated this at three stars I don't want you to think this is not a good book or that you shouldn't pick it up. It is actually a rather good introductory book about Genghis Khan and the Mongo...

  • George

    "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World" by Jack Weatherford is both an account of the life and empire of Genghis Khan (1162-1227) and, unfortunately, a series of unsubstantiated claims about...

  • Lara

    This might be my favorite book of all time. It's as fascinating as a history book or biography can get while also being a terrific read. From the first page, you are immersed in understanding how an i...

  • Jamie

    The rise of Genghis Khan, the spread of his immense empire, the surprisingly farsighted policies he implemented, the intrigues of his successors, and the way Europe and Asia were changed in their wake...

  • Vaishali

    A book 17 years in the making, packed with superlatives & spiced with hyperbole. The author's cheerleading aside, Khan's numbers and creativity will thrill and bewilder you. Alexander? Caesar? Mere li...

  • Max

    Weatherford relates the remarkable story of Genghis Khan as told in The Secret History of the Mongols. Born in 1162, Genghis Khan grew up an uneducated outcast on the Asian steppes. He learned through...