Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
"This Great Khan is the mightiest of men, whether in respects of subjects or of territory or of treasure." —Marco Polo
Genghis Khan and his Mongol army dominated the world in the 13th century. It took genghis only 25 years to conqure more land than the Romans had conquered in 400; he ended up ruling nearly all of Asia, from the Pacific Ocean to the Volga River. This fascinating account o his life "reads like The Iliad . . . part travelogue, part epic narrative" (The Washington Post) and debunks the myths about his notorious cruelty.
Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney
"History, legend, memory and myth come seamlessly together in Frank Delaney's wonderfully engaging new novel, Ireland." —The Washington Post
"Dramatic, adventurous, heroic, romantic, slyly comic." —Philadelphia Inquirer
Frank Delaney's saga of the Emerald Isle will make you want to curl up in a snug with a glass of tea and settle in. The story of a boy's search for a storyteller who had once enthralled him with his creations leads the boy to discover for himself the stories of Ireland, from prehistory through modern times. A thick, intricate tapestry of heroes and legends.
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life by Gretchen Rubin
More versatile than a blackbird, Winston Churchill inspires not 13 but 40 different perspectives in this unique take on biography by former law professor Gretchen Rubin. Presenting insightful, sometimes contradictory, takes on England's greatest leader, rubin builds easily digestible chapters on churchill as orator, leader, writer, son, husband—and 35 other things. Publishers Weekly calls it "an excellent introduction to one of the most written about men in history."