by John Man
Editor: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Genghis Khan – creator of the greatest empire the world has ever seen – is in the history of immortals.In Central Asia, they continue to use his name to frighten childrenIn China, he is honored as the founder of a dynastyIn Mongolia, he is the father of the nationIn the United States, Time magazine voted Genghis Khan “the most important person of the last millennium”But how do we really know about this manHow did an illiterate, simple nomadic warrior come to have a profound effect on world politics, and that his influence is still felt some 800 years laterHow he – the deeply divided Mongolian peoples and continued to rule over an empire that stretched from China to eastern Poland to the west (much larger than that of Rome at its zenith) is an epic tale of martial genius and breathtaking crueltyJean Man’s imposing achievements in this book, enriched by his experiences in China and Mongolia today, is to bring this little-known story alive and viscerally to life
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