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by Timothy Severin,Paul Harris

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Author: Timothy Severin,Paul Harris
ISBN: 0020819307
ISBN13: 978-0020819301
Language: English
Publisher: Collins Pub San Francisco (June 1, 1993)
Pages: 141
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Tim Severin was invited to join a ride that would replicate the Mongol version of the Pony Express; two thirds of this book is about the ups . But, stick with it - the narrative picks up the last third of the book and Severin redeems himself.

Tim Severin was invited to join a ride that would replicate the Mongol version of the Pony Express; two thirds of this book is about the ups and downs of that journey across the steppes of Mongolia.

Retraces the tracks of Genghis Khan's horde as they established history's largest empire, tells of the legends . This book is in nice condition, and shows only slight age and use. Dust jacket is clean and pages appear unmarked

Retraces the tracks of Genghis Khan's horde as they established history's largest empire, tells of the legends surrounding the Great Khan's life. Dust jacket is clean and pages appear unmarked.

He found the spirit of Genghis alive and well. Despite decades of Soviet domination, Mongolians are recovering their sense of national identity and reviving their culture.

Bought this book as I had read others by same author and am interested by the subject matter. As with others by the same writer,I found this to be well written and a very worthwhile read. If you are ibterested in travel,people,and excitement,I would recommend this author.

Tim Severin (born 25 September 1940) is a British explorer, historian and writer. Severin is noted for his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures

Tim Severin (born 25 September 1940) is a British explorer, historian and writer. Severin is noted for his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures. Severin was awarded both the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He received the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his 1982 book The Sindbad Voyage.

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He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Book of the Sea Award, a Christopher Prize, and the literary medal of the Académie de la Marine. The Viking trilogy is his first work of fiction. His most recent novel is Buccaneer. The Spice Island Voyage. Seeking Robinson Crusoe.

Personal Author: Severin, Timothy. Mongolia - Description and travel. Added Author: Harris, Paul. Publication Information: London : Arrow, 1992. Physical Description: ix, 276 p. : il. maps ; 25 cm. Personal Subject: Genghis Khan, 1162-1227. Subject Term: Mongols - History. Geographic Term: Mongolia - Description and travel.

Photographs by Paul Harris. And throughout the book he proves himself an easygoing traveling companion

Photographs by Paul Harris. 241 pp. New York: Atheneum. And throughout the book he proves himself an easygoing traveling companion. He is also a fine reporter and a literate writer who has produced a fascinating and rewarding blend of history, adventure and contemporary reporting.

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What Severin found on his gruelling trek was Black Death, wizened lamas who had . This book is a record of Severin's journey.

What Severin found on his gruelling trek was Black Death, wizened lamas who had survived the purges of the '30s, and a practising Shamaness. His other travel books include "Crusader", "The Sinbad Voyage" and "The Ulysses Voyage". Format Paperback 276 pages.

Retraces the tracks of Genghis Khan's horde as they established history's largest empire, tells of the legends surrounding the Great Khan's life, and explains how Mongolian culture has changed little since the Middle Ages
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Roru
Tim took a trip, that I would never consider. During his story, I learned what it must be like to live in Mongolia. Extremely cold, extremely primitive, the worst food and drink I ever heard about. The people he met, were generous with whatever they had, which was in most cases the mear substance of life. His decision on the person to lead the trip, was a big disappointment. He may have been better off with his own crew.
What he learned about Genghis Khan, he seemed to already know before he started. I just never learned how he managed to form an army from the peasants that only seemed to raise horses. How did he organize these men to fight and travel to parts of the world they never knew existed. How did their families live without their man power when they went off to war?
I realize that he lived long ago, and do not understand what records were ever kept to document his exploits. It sounds like anything that did exist, was destroyed by the Soviet Union, when they controlled that portion of the world. Yet, every thing about the area, seems so primitive. Seems like I will have to read more history on the subject, if I want to know about Genghis Khan.
Modred
Tim Severin was invited to join a ride that would replicate the Mongol version of the Pony Express; two thirds of this book is about the ups and downs of that journey across the steppes of Mongolia. Severin talks about the recent and ancient history of the Mongols; visits a resurrected lamasery put together by monks that had been in hiding for over four decades; rides through the Hangay, the most scenic area of Mongolia; meets with Kazakh eagle hunters; visits an ancient shamaness; and goes on a shakedown horseback pilgrimage to Burkhan Khaldun, the holy mountain and birthplace of Genghis Khan.

On the downside of this narrative is Tim Severin's continual frustrations with the leader of this cross-country ride that ostensibly is being done to celebrate the glory of the 800th birthday of the Great Khan. His carping about the incompetencies of this guy, as valid as they may have been, end up being a real drag on the story of the adventure. The reading starts to get wearisome at the half way point, with the particulars and extraneous frictions between the personalities feeling like the author is dumping on the wondering reader. But, stick with it - the narrative picks up the last third of the book and Severin redeems himself.

Tim Severin's writing is definitely not of the caliber and gripping narration of "The Brendan Voyage" (see review). Yet, it still is a great story and presents much in the way of entertaining details. You may wish to read this book in conjunction with Jack Weatherford's book on Genghis Khan (see review).

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Kerahuginn
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Learning of the Mongolian people was incredibly interesting, thought-provoking, and astounding. Severin writes very well of his experiences among these people and included many interesting tidbits regarding their history, culture, love of horses, landscape and psychology. An easy book to read, hard to put down, and now among my favorites.
Ahieones
Better than Moby Dick, but just.
Zeks Horde
Good informative book about a very interesting people. Chronicles who they were historically and who they are today. Well written and engaging.
ALAN
Love he mix of history and commentary. Invaluable to historians that need to do more than re-read the same books. I wish more historians would get off their buts Nd into a saddle.
Weernis
The book is interesting for its depiction of Mongolia - historical roots and changes that started at beginning of the '90s. However I have found this book much less interesting than The Sindbad Voyage and The Brendan Voyage, which are really extraordinary books.
Nice condition; as listed
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