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An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford

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An anthropologist by training, Jack Weatherford has always been interested in the role of tribal peoples in history. In this candid interview, he weaves together topics as disparate as Genghis Khan’s spiritual legacy, the history of cyber-money, and the gastronomic debt we owe to Native Americans. Along the way, he even recites a few lines of Mongolian poetry for curious listeners! Please enjoy this free interview and get to know the eclectic and enlightening work of Jack Weatherford.

Listen to Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.

©2005 Jack Weatherford (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-25-12
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Interview with famous anthropologist"

    The fascination that Jack Weatherford has with Mongolia come through the interview loud and clear. He makes me want to hop a plane and go see Mongolia myself. They discuss the two book he wrote one about Genghis Khan and the other about Genghis Khans wife's and daughter in the Mongol Queens. I read both books and they are great. They talked about his book on money and one on American Indians but just briefly. I was hoping the interview would provide me with more insight into Weatherford, which it did but I wish there was more. The interview was only 11 minutes. It is great that Audible provides these short free interviews of authors.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-17-11

    Alan

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    "Good Interview but too short."

    I wish this could have been longer. Jack weatherford is a great writer and speaker. I hope he writes a book about his years in Mongolia, the trials, tribulations, culture and experiences experienced during his research.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 05-26-12
    Tim United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?

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    "Scripted A/Q"

    This was the most awful conversation that I ever heard between two people. It seems like the questions was written after Weatherford express his comments. The book is not much better either. I'm not a fan of this author at all, even more so after listening to this interview.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susanne 05-29-11
    Susanne 05-29-11

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    "A fascinating man"

    I could listen to Jack Weatherford talk more about his fascination with the people of Mongolia.

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    Marcio Sao Paulo, Brazil 08-24-11
    Marcio Sao Paulo, Brazil 08-24-11 Member Since 2011

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    "worst interview ever!!!"

    How on Earth hired this interviewer. What a shame... almost decided not to buy the book after such a horrible interview.

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    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 11-14-10
    Jacobus Johannesburg, South Africa 11-14-10 Member Since 2013

    When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.

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    "Terrible interviewer"

    While Jack Weatherford throws some light on his life work in Mongolia, I was amazed to hear the interviewer "uhm" "okay" and reflecting one trivial issues that he said. It felt so artificial.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    What did you like most about An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford?

    The guy's humbleness and expertise.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What does Mark Kondracki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He is a good interviewer.


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    Any additional comments?

    Get this if you read/listened to Genghis Khan or Mongolian Queens. It is a bit of insight into the author himself.

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    "A lesson in preparation"

    A frustrating interview to listen to, entirely due to the poor skills of the interviewer and his complete lack of preparation.
    He umms & ahhs, stumbles over the words of his questions, and jumps between Weatherford's books with no attempt at linking the topics. A shame as I am sure Jack Weatherford would be a very interesting interviewee, given the chance to speak freely.

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