Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
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ISBN : 0609809644
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 312 pages


Grace rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

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 from torture and free trade (he got two of the Four Freedoms right, which is pretty impressive b...

Dem rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 26, 2017

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 book came up on my recommendation feed in GoodReads I decided to revisit this period in history The...

Chrissie rated it ★★★★★

May 08, 2013

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 about the Mongol Empire. It explains in a clear and comprehensible manner how the world we live...

Lee rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 18, 2014

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 about Mongolian history however, I can only urge you not to read this book. A better bet would be...

Lara rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2011

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 illiterate steppe warrior became ruler of an empire larger than Africa. Perhaps most enticing to m...

Jamie rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2007

This is a pretty radical book, and like most revisionist history it goes a little bit overboard with it's thesis: Genghis Khan wasn't a bloodthirsty barbarian, he was the greatest civilizing influence the world has ever seen, bringing peace of rule of law wherever he went! In addition to the amazi...

Max rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2016

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 harsh experience to be an astute judge of people, to be self-reliant and to be completely ruthle...

George rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 11, 2017

"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 the empire's positive contributions to the world. I wanted to like this book but, the more I rea...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

I enjoyed this book by Weatherford on the incredible Genghis Khan. I had no idea how much influence he had on the modern world: the first global currency from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, the first intercontinental mail service, and a religion-free state. It was surprising to learn that this...

Hesamul rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

I never really thought history can be so much interesting. What past is there behind us! How did we come so far! What happened during those times when there was no exposure! Reading about Genghis Khan was a marvelous time spent with the book. He had a very rough childhood and his father died when...

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