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Invisibal 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 his life reveal...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2010
  • 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 present form,...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2010
  • Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: a leader of genius, driven by an inspiring vision for peaceful world rule. Believing he was divinely protected, Genghis united warring clans to create a nation and then an empire that ran across much of Asia. Under his grandson, Kublai Khan, the vision evolved into a more complex religious ideology, justifying...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2014
  • 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 so-called Mausoleum...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2013
  • "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 series Marco Polo...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2014
  • 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 background of plague...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2010
  • 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, Genghis Khan. He...

    Publisher : Transworld
    published : 2012
  • Think straight-up horror was Bram Stoker's only gig? Think again. In The Man, the renowned author of Dracula delves into lush Gothic romance. This tale brings the mystery and intrigue that still delights readers of Dracula into the realm of romance, and will disappoint neither Stoker enthusiasts nor fans of the romantic genre.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy's latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined.           Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden,...

    Publisher : Random House of Canada
    published : 2014
  • 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...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2013