copyright 1928; Robert M. McBride & Company publishers, New York; MCMXXVIII; illustrated; originally published August, 1927; "Seventh Printing, March 1928"; hardbound with burgundy boards and (faded) gilt lettering on cover and spine; previous owner's name and date inside cover; "Scriptum est de sapiente; in terram alienarum gentium transibit, bona et mala in omnibus tentabit. Hic opus feci: sed utinam ut sapiens et non stultus. Multi enim faciunt quod facit sapiens, sed non sapientur, sed magis stulte."; see pics.
Harold Albert Lamb (September 1, 1892 – April 9, 1962) was an American historian, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist. Lamb's prose was direct and fast-paced, in stark contrast to that of many other contemporary adventure writers. His stories were well-researched and rooted in their time, often featuring real historical characters, but set in places unfamiliar and exotic to most of the western audience reading his fiction. While his adventure stories had familiar tropes such as tyrannical rulers and scheming priests, he avoided the simplistic depiction of foreign or unfamiliar cultures as evil; many of his heroes were Mongolian, Indian, Russian, or Muslim. Most of his protagonists were outsiders or outcasts apart from civilization, and all but a very few were skilled swordsmen and warriors.In a Lamb story, honor and loyalty to one's comrades-in-arms were more important than cultural identity...
Genghis Khan -
Genghis Khan or Temüjin Borjigin (/ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn, ˈdʒɛŋ-/; Mongolian: Чингис хаан, Çingis hán) (also transliterated as Chinggis Khaan; born Temüjin, c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he launched the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia. Campaigns initiated in his lifetime include those against the Qara Khitai, Caucasus, and Khwarazmian, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by large-scale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarazmian and Western Xia controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.
Before Genghis Khan died he assigned Ögedei Khan as his successor. Later his grandsons split his empire into khanates. Genghis Khan died in 1227 after defeating the Western Xia. He was buried in an unmarked gravesomewhere in Mongolia...