The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made. Reads like the Iliad Part travelogue, part epic narrative. Washington Post It's hard to think of anyone else who rose from such inauspicious beginnings to something so awesome, except maybe Jesus.
About the Author
Jack Weatherford is the author of the bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Crown, 2004), Savages and Civilization (Crown, 1993), Native Roots (Crown, 1990), and Indian Givers (Crown, 1988). He teaches at Macalester College and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jonathan Davis has narrated numerous audiobooks, receiving widespread critical acclaim for his performances in a variety of genres including an Audie Award nomination. His work includes "Snow Crash," "The Stranger" and "The Shadow of the Wind."