Title: The March Of The Barbarians
Author: Harold Lamb
Publisher: The Literary Guild of America
Format: Hard Cover w/Jacket
Publication Year: 1940
Special Attributes: Book Club Edition
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, front free pictorial end page removed, fraying to top of spine, chipped & torn dust jacket protected in new archival Brodart cover
Description from dust jacket:
In the thirteenth century a family of Mongol nomads, the sons and grandsons of Genghis Khan, set out to complete the world conquest that the famous general had begun. In an incredibly short space of time this amazing “Golden Family” had obtained military mastery over half the known world. This ruthless dictatorship of the barbaric Mongolian horse-nomads over civilized nations of East and West had a profound influence in the shaping of the modern world. Especially was this influence felt by Russia, which, for four hundred years remained under the paralyzing Mongol yoke, to emerge, in the seventeenth century, generations behind the rest of Europe. Thus the story of the Mongol Khans offers not only an extremely absorbing drama, but revelations of immense significance today.
In this story of conquest there is the excitement and sweep of narrative found only in high adventure. In its portraits of the Khans there is the insight and incisive characterization of great biography. In its picture of the intrigues of the Mongol court, of the women of the steppes whose jealousies caused the first breach in the mighty empire, there is the wide perspective and profound knowledge that make great history.
Harold Lamb, master of Oriental history and romance, author of Ghengis Khan; The Crusades and other best sellers, has written in The March of the Barbarians his greatest and most far-reaching book: the dramatic epic of a mighty race, of near-primitive tribesman struggling for world domination in the most colossal military venture that history has ever witnessed. The March of The Barbarians is a magnificent story, written with superb color and unassailable authority.