In Search of Genghis Khan: An Exhilarating Journey on Horseback Across the Steppes of Mongolia

In Search of Genghis Khan: An Exhilarating Journey on Horseback Across the Steppes of Mongolia

by Tim Severin, Timothy Severin
     
 

Following the collapse of nearly seventy years of Communist rule, veteran writer and traveler Tim Severin went to Mongolia "to see how much of the tradtional way of life survived." He discovered a country in an uncertain state of transition and struggling with its newfound identity. Part travelogue and part historical recreation of the legendary journey of the…  See more details below

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Following the collapse of nearly seventy years of Communist rule, veteran writer and traveler Tim Severin went to Mongolia "to see how much of the tradtional way of life survived." He discovered a country in an uncertain state of transition and struggling with its newfound identity. Part travelogue and part historical recreation of the legendary journey of the barbaric Mongol warrior Genghis Khan, Severin employs his trademark wit and insight to offer a rare glimpse of a region seldom seen by Westerners and attempts to retrace the great Khan's westward sweep of conquest.

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The New York Times
A fascinating and rewarding blend of history, adventure, and contemporary reporting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412878
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Explorer and author Tim Severin is the author of numerous books including In Search of Robinson Crusoe (ISBN: 046507698X), The Brendan Voyage (ISBN: 0375755241), and In Search of Moby Dick (ISBN : 030681045X). A regular contributor to National Geographic, he lives in County Cork, Ireland.

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