Genghis Khan

by Sam Djang

  1. ISBN: 9788129119605
  2. Pages: 610 pages
  3. Date: May 2012


Genghis Khan’s name never fails to elicit strong, passionate reactions and he
is usually introduced with phrases ranging from ‘the great conqueror’ to ‘evil
incarnate’. This book revisits and takes a closer look at his life, rather than limiting
him to a few glib phrases.
Born Temujin, this courageous, astute boy from the Mongolian Plateau learnt the
lessons of life from nature and his surroundings. Endowed with the qualities of
leadership and a ruthlessly strong will, Genghis Khan was driven by the desire
to unite the various tribes under one banner. An able administrator and a crafty
warrior, he founded one of the largest empires in history—an empire that stretched
from the China Sea in the east to the Caspian Sea in the west; from Siberia in the
north to Central China in the south—that was informed by the ideas of religious
tolerance, unity and meritocracy.
In Genghis Khan: The World Conqueror, the result of eight years of research and
travel in Mongolia, Russia and China, Sam Djang has produced a fascinating
and revealing account of the life and times of one of history’s most intriguing


Sam Djang is a writer and dental surgeon based in California, USA, where he
studied literature, history and dentistry at University of Southern California. He
won the Irwin Award for Best Historical Fiction Campaign in 2011.

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