- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The History Press; New edition edition (15 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750939605
- ISBN-13: 978-0750939607
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,465,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The First Emperor of China Paperback – 15 Feb 2007
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About the Author
Jonathan Clements is the author, co-author or translator of over thirty books, including The Moon in the Pines, Confucius: A Biography and Pirate King: Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty.
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Top Customer Reviews
Firstly the only real criticism I can come up with for this book and that is the photography’s of the emperor's works and wall hangings are in black and white. In this day photographs in hardback books should be in colour considering how much extra we pay for the hardback edition.
The pluses are many so far, the book is very well written, a lot of information is contained within an easy to read format. The author makes great judgements on his sources and isn’t afraid to let the read make up his own mind on his opinion. There is an almost stay to the next page feeling from this book, a feeling that going to bed without reading the next page will leave you with a bad nights sleep.
I can’t help but advise this book to anyone, have already advised my Grandmother on a purchase.
After hard work the first emperor decided to be called an 'Emperor' rather then a king. Giving himself the name of the ruler of the world. It was his passion to rule the world and to capture as many countries as he could. He died young and was beginning to achieve his success. He wanted to hand over his reins to his son and after his closest associate changed the will of the first emperor, the wrong son was made Emperor. The son has predicted to loose all his father has achieved. The son that was supposed to be emperor was forced to commit suicide as he thought this was what his father wanted. The First emperor's dynasty lasted only a decade.
Worth the read and a true account of the Chinese history.
If you are looking for a biography of the first emperor of China, you will be disappointed.
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