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Genghis Khan

His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

By Frank McLynn
Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon / 24 hours 13 minutes

Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan? His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo, and possessed an unparalleled genius for horseback warfare. United under Genghis, a strategist of astonishing cunning and versatility, they could dominate any sedentary society they chose. Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to becoming Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing account yet of one of the most powerful men ever to have lived.

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Author
Narrator Tim Andres Pabon
ISBN 9781469062945
Length 24 hours 13 minutes
Language English
Publisher Gildan Media
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, History, Politics & Economy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #28,894 Overall
Genre rank #1,510 in Politics & Economy