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Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series [Kindle Edition]

Jacob Abbott
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Jacob Abbott (1803–1879) was an American writer of children's books. A licensed minister, his career outside of writing included serving as a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College, founding the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and founding (with his brothers) Abbott's Institute and the Mount Vernon School for Boys. Jacob Abbott was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, etc., are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. Other works of note include Lucy Books, Jonas Books, Harper's Story Books, Marco Paul, Gay Family, and Juno Books. His brothers, John Stevens Cabot Abbott and Gorham Dummer Abbott, were also authors. His sons, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Austin Abbott, both eminent lawyers, Lyman Abbott, and Edward Abbott, a clergyman, were also well-known authors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 312 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463795521
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJOU6C
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,731 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful book 28 Dec. 2012
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I had seen a decent documentary film on Genghis Khan and had wanted to know how a primitive civilisation had, under the leadership of this individual, come to dominate half the known world in such a short period of time.

I was not disappointed by this book. There were elements that extended my knowledge but there were parts missing from the documentary. I was disappointed not to be told about the Mongolian failure to capture Japan and the irritation the Japanese were to their empire. I was also disappointed not to be given more graphic information of the brutality of the mongols on the Chinese. It would have been useful to hear how the Arabs largely prevented further expansion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genghis Khan 3 Dec. 2012
By Brian
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A good introduction to. the history of Genghis Khan and his exploits a very good read for free so recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 22 April 2013
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Whilst it's written as if it's a school essay it is very detailed and knowledgeable with great details of historical events
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting,although historically dubious read 22 Feb. 2014
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An interesting book,but then that is hardly surprising considering the subject matter. One would think that it is impossible to write a dull account of the life and times of one of the most remarkable men ever to have lived.

I wouldn't rely too heavily on the facts related in this book to provide you with a faithful account of the events of the period- this book was written some time ago and historians have undertaken much research into different aspects of the conquest of central Asia that are not covered in this book, so I would advise anyone wanting to further their knowledge of what is undoubtedly a fascinating period of history to read some of the more modern scholarship on the subject. A good primer to start with is John Mann's work on the Mongols.

Still, a handy introduction to the subject, and an illuminating example of the very different style of 19th century historiography compared to that of today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great man 18 Jan. 2013
By malcomn
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A honest review of a great man. Gave an insight in to his mind and history of his race. Recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 13 Jan. 2014
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An interesting book,I liked the way the author is honest to say 'we don't know exactly how to pronounce the name but it sounds like' or says 'we think this happened'.I felt easier to accept this through the sources available to him. yes more details in some areas would have been nice,but I finished this book happy on the subject not thinking I need to know a lot more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First history book I've read out of interest 6 Oct. 2014
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Very informative and entertaining. Have devoured this book over the past week. One drawback for people who dislike spoilers: The headings throughout the book tell you what's going to happen before they happen. Still, ***** as it is a good read that I'd recommend to anyone interested in Genghis Khan,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 10 Mar. 2015
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A different angle on the history of the great Khan. With many interesting details of the grazing cultures of Central Asia and how, oddly, the herd animal thing did not translate to Native Americans, who presumably, emigrated from Asia, Siberia.. etc - Very good book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read.
Published 2 months ago by JM
3.0 out of 5 stars Sanitised history
A somewhat sanitised account, in a series presumably aimed at American High School students of its period.
Published 8 months ago by John Torrox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good!
Published 9 months ago by Dr. Patrick Han-Soo Chang
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
There is no need for comment, that it-self is, self explanatory.
Published 11 months ago by Itoc
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read
Published 12 months ago by David Kay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
An account of a most remarkable man.
To the point that tries to enlighten the reader into an era that must have been very frightening
for the majority of the population.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Pj Brady
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read. What a ruthless Leader
Published 13 months ago by david mccusker
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Good History book on Samsung Device, how the evolution of tribes took place in south asia or nearby regions.
Good buying options.
Published 15 months ago by M. Shaikh
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightive
Like many I have heard of Genghis Khan (not his real name) and wondered how much of it is true. For lovers of history this is a must.
Published 16 months ago by Domenico.R.Carosi
1.0 out of 5 stars where did they find this?
complete and utter rubbish, it cost nothing and is worth just that and now I can't seem to delete it.
don't waste your time.
Published 18 months ago by K Edmonds
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