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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Jack Weatherford

★★★☆☆

Weatherford provides an entertaining and informative look at the rise and impact of one of history's great military leaders that shatters much of our caricatured perceptions. By the end though it feels like the author has baptized Genghis Khan as a proto progressive who ushered in a new age of secular government and free trade, all the while downplaying the slaughter of his battlefield conquests.

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