Has instilled in me a deep respect for this great leader, as well as the sacrifices of the scholars who worked to preserve the sacred, secret history. The book seemed long at times, but what else would suffice for the many centuries of impact Genghis Khan has had on our world?! I am stunned that this story is only now being brought to light, and thankful to have had the opportunity to listen!
I will listen to this again and again. So well researched and very engaging. Just amazing history. They really build the complex character of Genghis Khan and this exciting huge slice of history. A very impressive research and writing undertaking . Great readers too.
Enthralled by a time of history that the western world has been so misinformed about.
It has been one of the few books that I have kept telling people about.
The amount of work and research that has gone into this work is impressive. Detailed yet balanced. It is sure to change your perspective on Mongol history and the way we are often taught to perceive the past
Although this book is an excellent history of the khan dynasty it is really for history buffs. I am reading this for bookclub it will be an interesting discussion.
a humble scholar of the ancients...
This book is masterfully written, and presented with very good narration.
I have learned a lot about "the untold history" of Mongolians and the world of civilisations as we know it today.
Many human generations have tried to hide historical events, and has done so by distorting facts with many lies...
Nevertheless, history is like a patient mother, whatever happens to her she endures, and in the end she reveals the truth and tells it with such a patient voice.
That book is a very good example of many truths revealed after almost eight centuries of many distortions and lies.
This is the first time, and very very well done!
We owe huge thanks to Jack Weatherford and many other scholars who have devoted their life onto making researches and for patiently listening to 'mother history'.