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5.0 out of 5 stars
A great read!, 31 Jan. 2012
When I have the chance to read I prefer to lose myself in fiction rather than "educating myself" by reading non-fiction books. However, my husband highly recommended "The Horse that Leaps" so I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did - it's a great book! Tamm expertly ties together historical records (mainly Mannerheim's but also others) with his own personal story as he journeys from Finland, through Russia, and across central Asia to China. Both Mannerheim and Tamm met a variety of colorful characters during their travels that are fascinating to read about. Not only that but the pacing of the book is excellent - there is never a dull moment!
I enjoyed the book so much that I have bought it and given it to friends as a gift several times. Everyone loves it!