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Marco Polo: The Journey that Changed the World
by John Man
"I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step of the way." — John Fusco, Creator of the Netflix original series Marco Polo The true history behind the Netflix original...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Kublai Khan
by John Man
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic than the poem would have us believe. He inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
The Great Wall: The Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World
by John Man
It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Gutenberg Revolution
by John Man
In 1450, all Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to only a few thousand. By 1500 they were printed, and numbered in their millions. The invention of one man - Johann Gutenberg - had caused a revolution. Printing by movable type was a discovery waiting to happen. Born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany, Gutenberg struggled against a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Writing and Publishing
Ninja: A History (P.S.)
by John Man
The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins, John Man's Ninja is a meticulously researched, entertaining blend of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and history of the legendary shadow warriors. Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents, Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; History
Genghis Khan: Life, Death, and Resurrection
by John Man
Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Alpha Beta
by John Man
The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan
by John Man
Genghis Khan is history's greatest conqueror. As a teenager he was an outcast fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia, an exile, a nobody. Yet it took only twenty years for Genghis to build the largest land empire in history - four times the size of Alexander's, twice the size of Rome's. How did he do it? What lessons does...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Management & Leadership
The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
by John Man
The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure was individually carved. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experiences in China, John Man...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Lion's Share
by John Man
The Danakil Desert, Ethiopia, April 1976: Michael Rourke stands alone in a scorched wilderness. His companions are dead. He faces death by hunger, thirst and heat-stroke. Nearby is a helicopter that is out of fuel, and the body of Ethiopia’s former emperor, Haile Selassie, King of Kings, the Lion of Judah. How did Rourke, ex-SAS, get...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Samurai: A History (P.S.)
by John Man
The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido—the Way of the Warrior—the reality behind the myth proves more fascinating than any fiction. In Samurai...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
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