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Product Description: Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: believing he was divinely protected, he united warring clans to create an empire that ran across much of Asia. Under his grandson, Kublai Khan, the vision evolved into a more complex religious ideology, justifying further expansion...read more

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9780593071243 | Transworld Pub, June 19, 2014, cover price $33.75 | About this edition: The untold story of the world's greatest empire and the creation of modern China.

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9780552168809 | Transworld Pub, October 1, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: believing he was divinely protected, he united warring clans to create an empire that ran across much of Asia.
9780593071250 | Gardners Books, June 19, 2014, cover price $23.65 | About this edition: Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: believing he was divinely protected, he united warring clans to create an empire that ran across much of Asia.

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Product Description: Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, he is the Islamic world's preeminent hero. A ruthless defender of his faith and brilliant leader, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes...read more

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9780306824876 | Da Capo Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age.

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9780593073728 | Transworld Pub, April 23, 2015, cover price $32.25

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9780593073735 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $23.65

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Product Description: "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 PoloThe true history behind the Netflix original series Marco Polo, here is the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveler, retracing his legendary journey from Venice to China, the moment East first met West...read more

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9780062375070 | William Morrow & Co, November 11, 2014, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: "I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject.

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Product Description: Slavery has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years: the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all kept people in bondage. Although slavery has sparked numerous wars and rebellionsincluding the Civil War in Americamany societies have been unwilling to give up the economic benefits of cheap labor that slavery ensures...read more

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9781601527424 | Referencepoint Pr Inc, August 1, 2014, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Slavery has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years: the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all kept people in bondage.

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Product Description: The definitive history of the ninja, based on a wealth of historical texts, local Japanese sources, and John Man's own treks across Asia“An immensely entertaining history, packed with splendidly blood-thirsty tales of derring-do, feats of endurance and self-sacrifice...read more

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9780062222022 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, February 5, 2013), cover price $25.99 | About this edition: 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.

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9780062202659 | William Morrow & Co, February 18, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The definitive history of the ninja, based on a wealth of historical texts, local Japanese sources, and John Man's own treks across Asia“An immensely entertaining history, packed with splendidly blood-thirsty tales of derring-do, feats of endurance and self-sacrifice.

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Product Description: The definitive history of the Samurai, by acclaimed author of Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow WarriorThe inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations...read more

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9780062202673 | William Morrow & Co, February 18, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The definitive history of the Samurai, by acclaimed author of Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow WarriorThe inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations.

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Product Description: The Defence of Heaven brings together, for the first time in one volume, a complete history of the Jin, Song and Ming dynasties’ wars fought against the Mongols. Lasting nearly two centuries, these wars, fought to defend Chinese civilization against a brutal and unrelenting foe, pitted personal heroics against the inexorable Mongol war machine and involved every part of the Chinese state...read more
By John Man (foreword by)

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9781848326606 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, July 19, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Defence of Heaven brings together, for the first time in one volume, a complete history of the Jin, Song and Ming dynasties’ wars fought against the Mongols.

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Product Description: 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 enthrall us in modern movies, video games, and comics—and their arts are still practiced in our time by dedicated acolytes who study the ancient techniques...read more

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9780593068120 | Gardners Books, July 19, 2012, cover price $23.20 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today. From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars, to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai still inspires us today...read more

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9780593065051 | Transworld Pub, February 3, 2011, cover price $23.20 | About this edition: The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior.

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Product Description: The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today. From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars, to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai still inspires us today...read more

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9780593065044 | Transworld Pub, February 3, 2011, cover price $33.85 | About this edition: The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior.

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Product Description: 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 Johann Gutenberg had caused a revolution: printing by movable type. Born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany, Gutenberg struggled against a background of plague and religious upheaval to bring his remarkable invention to light...read more

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9780553819663 | Transworld Pub, May 1, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In 1450, all Europe's books were handcopied and amounted to only a few thousand.

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Product Description: The respected historian and travel writer, John Man, tells the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveller -- Marco Polo -- and the moment when East met West for the first time.Marco Polo's journey from Venice, through Europe and most of Asia, to the court of Kublai Khan in China is one of the most audacious in history...read more

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9780593061763 | Transworld Pub, August 13, 2009, cover price $33.15 | About this edition: The respected historian and travel writer, John Man, tells the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveller -- Marco Polo -- and the moment when East met West for the first time.

Hardcover:

9780306817670 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, August 4, 2008), cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9780306818394 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, August 4, 2009), cover price $16.95

The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of early China and the formation of its unique culture. The Terra Cotta Army will be published in conjunction with the largest traveling exhibit of the Terra Cotta Army to the United States—and the first exhibit in America in over ten years.

Hardcover:

9780306817441 | Da Capo Pr, April 21, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made.

Paperback:

9780306818400 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, August 4, 2009), cover price $19.99

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Product Description: The respected historian and travel writer, John Man, tells the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveller -- Marco Polo -- and the moment when East met West for the first time.Marco Polo's journey from Venice, through Europe and most of Asia, to the court of Kublai Khan in China is one of the most audacious in history...read more

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9780593061770 | Gardners Books, August 1, 2009, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The respected historian and travel writer, John Man, tells the remarkable story of the world's most famous traveller -- Marco Polo -- and the moment when East met West for the first time.

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Product Description: What would Genghis have done? Lessons in leadership from history’s most successful (and ruthless) conqueror.Genghis Khan has a very strong claim to be the greatest leader the world has ever seen. As a teenager he was an outcast, fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia, an exile, a nobody...read more

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9780593058480 | Transworld Pub, March 12, 2009, cover price $18.60 | About this edition: What would Genghis have done?

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Product Description: A stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. He created the greatest of barbarian forces, and his empire briefly rivaled Rome's...read more

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9780312349394 | Thomas Dunne Books, July 11, 2006, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century.

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9780312539399 | 2 reprint edition (Griffin, February 17, 2009), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786171415 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 11, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century.
9780786168330 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 1, 2006), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century.

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9780786145379 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 11, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century.

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Product Description: China’s Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world’s most famous sights. Millions every year climb the line of stone snaking over mountains. We all feel we know the Wall. But we are wrong. It is too big, too varied, too complex to be captured by a few images or a day-trip...read more

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9780593055748 | Transworld Pub, February 25, 2008, cover price $34.65 | About this edition: China’s Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world’s most famous sights.

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The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 8,099 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China - each individually carved. This book presents the remarkable story of their creation, their legacy, and the man who ordered them made.

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9780593059296 | Transworld Pub, September 3, 2007, cover price $36.05 | About this edition: The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time.

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Product Description: The Mamluks were, at one distinct point in history, the greatest body of fighting men in the world and the quintessence of the mounted warrior. They were slave soldiers, imported as boys into the Islamic Empire from the pagan Steppes, but they became its savior, bringing defeat to the Mongols and forming the machine of jihad that ultimately destroyed the Crusader Kingdoms of Palestine and Syria...read more
By John Man (foreword by) and James Waterson

Hardcover:

9781853677342 | Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, August 15, 2007, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Mamluks were, at one distinct point in history, the greatest body of fighting men in the world and the quintessence of the mounted warrior.

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Presents a guide to forty-seven unique destinations on seven continents, including such natural and man-made sites as Branff National Park, Istanbul, Patagonia, Argentina, Varanasi, India, Kyoto, Japan, the Great Wall of China, and Iceland.

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9780764160189 | Barrons Educational Series Inc, March 1, 2007, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Presents a guide to forty-seven unique destinations on seven continents, including such natural and man-made sites as Branff National Park, Istanbul, Patagonia, Argentina, Varanasi, India, Kyoto, Japan, the Great Wall of China, and Iceland.

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A portrait of the man behind the legendary Asian figure discusses his historical role as a dynasty founder, empire leader, and mythological enforcer, discussing the author's numerous travels throughout China, the Gobi desert, and remote Mongolia to gather factual information about Khan's feats and ongoing influence. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9780312314446 | St Martins Pr, February 28, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A portrait of Genghis Khan discusses his historical role as a dynasty founder, empire leader, and mythological enforcer, discussing the author's numerous travels throughout China, the Gobi desert, and remote Mongolia to gather factual information about Khan's feats and ongoing influence.

Paperback:

9780312366247 | Reprint edition (Griffin, February 6, 2007), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the man behind the legendary Asian figure discusses his historical role as a dynasty founder, empire leader, and mythological enforcer, discussing the author's numerous travels throughout China, the Gobi desert, and remote Mongolia to gather factual information about Khan's feats and ongoing influence.

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A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century. By the author of Genghis Khan. Simultaneous.
By James Adams (narrator) and John Man

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786176045 | Mp3 edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 1, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A portrait based on popular history explores the Hun king's pivotal role in the final demise of the Roman empire, describing how his barbarian forces employed brutal battlefield tactics and held Western Europe in sway for some fifteen years in the mid-fifth century.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786146376 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 1, 2006), cover price $72.95 | About this edition: In the years A.

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Product Description: The authoritative biography of the great Mongol ruler, by the author of Genghis Khan and Attila.In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure dome decreeKublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge...read more

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9780593054499 | Transworld Pub, April 3, 2006, cover price $21.40 | About this edition: The authoritative biography of the great Mongol ruler, by the author of Genghis Khan and Attila.

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