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528 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published May 1, 2007
“Mongolia is an unforgiving land. The boy, Temujin, was never cruel, and there is no record of him ever taking pleasure from the destruction of his enemies, but he was capable of utter ruthlessness.”
“His childhood experiences created the man he would become, who would not bend or allow fear or weakness in any form. He cared nothing for possessions or wealth, only that his enemies fall.”
“Courage cannot be left like bones in a bag. It must be brought out and shown the light again and again, growing stronger each time. If you think it will keep for the times you need it, you are wrong. It is like any other part of your strength. If you ignore it, the bag will be empty when you need it most.”
“There was no bond stronger than that between those who have risked their lives in each other’s company.”
“He had a vision of a nation. The incredible martial skills of the Mongol tribes had always been wasted against each other. From nothing, surrounded by enemies, Temujin rose to unite them all. What came next would shake the world.”
"We are the Silver people, the Mongols. When they ask tell them there are no tribes. Tell them I am khan of the sea of grass, and they will know me by my name, as Genghis."Many people's will come to know him and the fact that his story is still held as one of the greatest leadership and military examples in history is a testament to his achievements. What is probably more impressive is that he had a very clever strategy of building and maintaining an empire that would survive - and for long enough it did.