Thrilling, fascinating, enlightening
The founding of the city Beijing
The reference to sources providing legitimacy of the text
I am reminded that early human history is my most favorite topic and it is becoming a passion.
Mongols kick ass!!!
Genghis Khan, OF COURSE. Here is a guy who begins with *nothing*, absolutely nothing, and goes on to conquer more territory than any other human being in history. Along the way he bans slavery, implements freedom of religion, abolishes aristocracy and implements meritocracy, rescues his wife from abduction, adopts her son, and tries to give him the whole empire. He does kill his brother, though. And a lot of other guys. Hey, if you're going to make an omelette...
The scene where Temujin (Genghis) rescues his wife and kills her abductors.
The Mongol Empire was a whole different world with a whole different history. Start here to get lost in it.
I loved how the author drew parallels from the actions of the Mongols to the effect on the modern world
Probably not .. its very interesting but once is enough
Well written, interesting
Well worth a listen, fascinating times presented in an accessible yet educational way
Fresh information, new perspective.
I have not
I enjoy learning and it was so engaging that I would listen to it during the whole day.
I want more books by Jack Weatherford.
I have 4 Audible accounts and my wife thinks I may have a problem.
The great Khan was ruthless and cunning and a real badass!
I know my reviews are simple but this is another must listen.
Temujin, who is, of course, the main character. His childhood and early life were especially fascinating.
I bought this book to listen to for the educational value, but it ended up being very entertaining and fun to listen to.
Definitely would recommend this book. It is interesting, well written, and deals with a fascinating characters of the region of the world so far and not well known. It certainly shed light on again amazing life of this man who was self made and achieved so much in his lifetime.
It's amazing to meet up with a character as compelling as Genghis Khan as described in this work. I wavered between wanting to go back in time and meet him, and being thankful that I couldn't.