Jack Weatherford
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Jack Weatherford

Jack Weatherford is the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, which sold over 300,000 copies and has been optioned by Wolf Films (producer of Law and Order), Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed The world, his first national bestseller, The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, optioned by The Weinstein Company, and The History of Money, among other acclaimed books that have been published in more than twenty-five languages.

In 2006 he spoke at the United Nations to honor the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongol nation by Genghis Khan. In 2007 President Enkhbayar of Mongolia awarded him Mongolia's highest honor for military or civilian service. Although the original Spanish edition of Indian Givers was banned in some parts of Latin America, nearly a quarter of a century later Bolivia honored him for this work on the indigenous people of the Americas. A specialist in tribal peoples, he taught for twenty-nine years at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he held the DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Chair of Anthropology. He graduated from high school with Walker Pearce, to whom he was married from 1970 until her death in 2013. He now divides his time between their home in Charleston, South Carolina and Tur Hurah on the Bogd Khan Mountain in Mongolia.

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Best Sellers

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,309

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

    • How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book

    • By Shawn on 08-09-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

    • How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A landmark biography that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly inspiring

    • By Mr&MrsBossDallas on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Indian Givers

    • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening...

    • By Lou on 09-26-11

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The History of Money

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad, but outdated

    • By E. Smakman on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $22.95

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