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    • 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 11,740
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,539

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 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 429
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book

    • By Shawn on 08-09-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The History of Money

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, 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--economic, political, and personal.

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    • Not bad, but outdated

    • By E. Smakman on 08-25-13

    Regular price: $22.95

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly inspiring

    • By Mr&MrsBossDallas on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Mark Kondracki
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interview with famous anthropologist

    • By Jean on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

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

    • By Lou on 09-26-11

    Regular price: $22.95