Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

Genghis Kahn

I received a pre-release e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date July 14, 2015) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.).

I requested this book because I am interested in Genghis Khan and I haven’t read a biography on him in 50 years (junior high) which was mostly about the legend. This is the first book by Frank McLynn that I have read.

The book is well researched and very informative, but the author gets overly bogged down in the details making this a difficult read that requires a great deal of concentration. It does not have the readability of a Doris Kearns Goodwin or a H.W. Brands biograhpy.

I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in the minutia regarding the life of Genghis Khan. It is not for those who are looking for an engaging read.

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