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From the PublisherNational Geographic Traveler Best Fall Travel Books
"There are plenty of fine books written by people who go off on adventures and return to set their story to paper, but Tim Cope's adventure, recalled in On the Trail of Genghis Khan, puts almost all of them to shame. His was a 6,000-mile journey on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary that lasted over three years. The book, like the adventure, is massive at over 500 pages, filled to the brim with near-death experiences, the kindness of strangers, and greenhorn comedy... But what's most impressive is the immensity of Cope's spirit and the insatiability of his wanderlust. We forget that we could do these types of things ourselves, technically, if only we didn't have so many excuses. After all, Cope had no particular training or skills that suited him for his journey, besides his indomitable will. The anecdotes he relates are amazing, but it's Cope himself that provides the most inspiration. It's a shame that the word 'epic' has been so degraded by over-use, because it must be employed here." - The Daily Beast
"Weaving acute observations, honest introspection, and a sense of history, Cope crafts a marvelously perceptive travelogue of an audicous odyssey." - Booklist
"[A] sensitive account both personal and historical...[Cope] refuses his ambitious account with the stories of the people and tales of the animals who inspired the journey, rendering the book heartfelt and memorable. An exciting, detailed account of man versus adversity." - Kirkus
"Tim Cope's exploration across the continents on horseback grew into a quest through history and then on odyssey deep into the human heart. In exploring some of the most remote places on earth, he brings us back to ourselves and to a better understanding of our place in the world today." - Jack Weatherfod, author of GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MAKING OF MODERN WORLD
"In some ways the most reassuring thing about On the Trail of Genghis Khan is that, in a world full of people and connections and easy means of gratification, someone with enough courage and curiousity can still find a place to get lost. And, in doing so, can still come to understand life on totally foreign terms. That Cope writes beautifully about the experience makes this book one to treasure and remember." - Nick Reding, author of THE LAST COWBOYS AT THE END OF THE WORLD and METHLAND
"An epic tale of an epic journey, told with beauty and sensitivity. For anyone who loves adventure and traveling off the beaten track, this is a must read." - Tim Macartney-Snape, mountaineer, first Australian to summit Mount Everest.
"Tim Cope's epic journey is a reminder to us all that life should be lived to the fullest. Cope is a man who appreciates the simple things in life but still manages to conquer the seemingly impossible through sheer will power and the unbreakable spirit, on a quest to recreate history. His path is one we'd all love to follow." - Steve Waugh, Australian cricket legend.
"This is a staggering travel adventure, beautifully recounted, by an amazing man." - Peter FitzSimons, sports journalistm, commentator, and biographer.