Anybody read about Genghis Khan? Any recommendations?
I would be wary of reinterpretation and modification by non-native prisms when it comes to this particular subject.Anybody read about Genghis Khan? Any recommendations?
Thanks a lot, I'll check that out.I would be wary of reinterpretation and modification by non-native prisms when it comes to this particular subject.
"The Secret History of the Mongols" is the only surviving historical record by the Mongols themselves (initially composed just a few decades after Temüjin's death and passed down phonetically through the centuries), so maybe check out the shortened open-source transcription by Igor de Rachewiltz (not Urgunge Onon as that's a bit more embellished), and if that sufficiently piques your interest you can acquire the two/three-volume set.
Absolutely LOVE the early Kay Scarpetta books! I still dig them out every few years.The plot centres around chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta who is thrown into the midst of a serial killer that breaks into the houses of single women and proceeds to rape and torture them before murdering them. Not only does Dr Scarpetta have to deal with the pressure of trying to catch this guy as the body count rises, but she must also try to protect herself as someone with a personal vendetta against her is trying to end her career.
You are in for a treat, I hope. I consider The Hobbit my favorite Tolkien, even over Lord of the Rings. Probably first read it in the late 70s around the time the Rankin Bass animated adaptation came out.Finally got around to starting The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I had seen the movies when they came out and had promised myself that I would one day read the book.
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