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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Paperback – Illustrated, 22 March 2005
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—Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
“Reads like the Iliad. . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative.”
“It’s hard to think of anyone else who rose from such inauspicious beginnings to something so awesome, except maybe Jesus.”
“Weatherford’s lively analysis restores the Mongol’s reputation, and it takes wonderful learned detours. . . . Well written and full of suprises.”
“Weatherford is a fantastic storyteller. . . . [His] portrait of Khan is drawn with sufficiently self-complicating depth. . . . Weatherford’s account gives a generous view of the Mongol conqueror at his best and worst.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
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- Publisher : RHUS; New edition (22 March 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0609809644
- ISBN-13 : 978-0609809648
- Item Weight : 264 g
- Dimensions : 13.16 x 1.83 x 20.27 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Story is amazing
But think which I think it lacks
It's connection through words
I mean some words are so difficult to understand that sometimes I lack my interest to continue
First half to me was quite amazing
But later half made me bored
It took 3-4 weeks for me in 1st half
And took 5-6 weeks in 2nd one....
This book is actual history written in such a lucid manner as if an adventure novel, the reading is so comprehensive and yet so light.
You can read it as a historian, or as a story or as a casual read.
And it story itself is so incredible that it seems to be fiction.
Amazing how the author has managed to maintain a fine balance between the depth of the research done on the subject and yet was able to put it across as a fairy tale.. master piece, it gives a fantastic insight on a very different version of Genghis Khan and his ways of working. A must read for everyone interested in tracking the roots of modern civilization.
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As regards history, it’s difficult to know what is true and what is not. In fact, one could go to a public event, as I did recently, and find that all recorded information on it is wildly inaccurate, incomplete, and heavily biased. Go back 800 years and it becomes a virtual impossibility to produce a piece of historical writing that holds any degree of accuracy and often any recorded history, such as it may be, is biased by being recorded by those who wished things to be recorded a certain way. The victors write history after all. And then we have writers who subsequently filter available data through their own subjective prisms so as to try to present it to a modern reader hundreds of years after supposed events occurred. And they may easily put a false flavour on things because of their desired aims rather than giving the reader anything of real substance.
Having said the above, there were times I found this book entertaining. The epic story of a man who went from being a slave to a great conqueror is fascinating.
There were places where I felt the story was perhaps trying to force modern ideological ideas on to the past rather than presenting things as they were at the time.
At times I felt like it just jumped from one fact to another which hindered my flow of reading and made it difficult for me to concentrate on it for as long as I usually would on books in general.
I expect this book took a lot of effort to write but that the central ideas of how Khan impacted the modern world could have been laid out more lucidly. In parts I found the book somewhat incoherent and dry, though it goes to certain lengths not to be which reminded me slightly of Hollywood blockbusters like Aladdin or Gladiator.
Is it worth a look? Maybe. I guess these things are subjective. I tend to consistently find “New York Times Bestseller” books a bit dull though.