Genghis: Birth of an Empire

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Bantam Dell, 2008 - Fiction - 528 pages
From the author of the bestselling "The Dangerous Book for Boys"
He was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe and the abandonment of his entire family, cruelly left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured--and from that moment on, he was driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon.
Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars, Temujin's legend grew. And so did the challenges he faced--from the machinations of a Chinese ambassador to the brutal abduction of his young wife, Borte. Blessed with ferocious courage, it was the young warrior's ability to learn, to imagine, and to judge the hearts of others that propelled him to greater and greater power. Until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to his will.

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The author of the "Emperor" books about Julius Caesar (e.g.,The Gates of Rome ) returns with another series, this one based on the life of Temujin, the young man who would one day become Genghis Khan ... Read full review

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Thank you. I have read and reread this series. Recently I went to an exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA about Genghis Khan and could not believe how much I already knew of the history of Genghis Khan. Your stories are very accurate.
I like how the author's notes remind me about this being a great story of the "rags to riches".

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Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar: Emperor: The Gates of Rome, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Field of Swords, and Emperor: The Gods of War, all of which are available in paperback from Dell. He is also the author of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys. He lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire, England.

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