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Genghis: Birth of an Empire

was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters
migrating across the rugged steppe. Temujin’s young life was
shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a
neighboring tribe and the abandonment of his entire family cruelly
left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured—and from
that moment on, he was driven by a singular fury: to survive in the
face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies
who could come without warning from beyond the horizon.

Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars,
Temujin’s legend grew. And so did the challenges he faced ---
from the machinations of a Chinese ambassador to the brutal
abduction of his young wife, Borte. Blessed with ferocious courage,
it was the young warrior’s ability to learn, to imagine, and
to judge the hearts of others that propelled him to greater and
greater power. Until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many
tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a
thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to
his will.

GENGHIS: Birth of an Empire © Copyright 2011 by Conn Iggulden.
Reprinted with permission by Delacorte Press. All rights

Genghis: Birth of an Empire
by Conn Iggulden

  • Publication Date: May 1, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN-10: 0385339518
  • ISBN-13: 9780385339513