Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford

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2 Responses to “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford”

  1. Alex L. Says:

    Summary:
    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford is the story of Genghis Khan’s childhood then rise to power over the tribes of the Mongolian steppe and his conquering of Asia and parts of Russia. The book also describes some of his laws and rules that helped him win over the peoples of the steppe. It also describes some of his battle tactics that helped him come to power.

    Evalulation:
    This book is a very educational but surprisingly easy book to read. The author makes the book seem more like a fiction adventure story than a true story about the life of Genghis Khan. This would be a great read for any history buff or even somebody wanting to learn more about Genghis Khan.

    Rating: I would give this book a 3.5/5, because at some points in the book it lost my interest, but as soon as it did that I would turn the page and be hooked right back in.

    Recommendation:
    A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    and Wild Man’s Island by Will Hobbs.

  2. Meredith C. Says:

    Summary:
    The book Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford is an in depth story of Genghis Khan’s life and his journey to becoming the very successful leader of the Mongol army. The book shares the hardships and successes of Genghis Khan. Jack Weatherford gives a lot of detail and information on Genghis’ early life and his motives as to why he creates the Mongol army. The book also describes some of the fighting methods that the Mongols used that were very successful for them and helped them come to power so quickly and stay so powerful. Genghis started off with a very small group of followers and that group began to grow and grow very quickly. This group of followers eventually became a very powerful army that had a big influence on how the modern world was created.

    Evaluation:
    This book is very educational and gives the reader a lot of information and backstory on Genghis Khan. If you are into nonfiction/historical books then this book might be worth reading. The author is very good at giving the information in story form. The book was very easy to follow and actually entertaining to read. If you don’t know much about Genghis Khan (like myself) the book feels like you are just reading a story that happens to be educational. Genghis Khan had an interesting life and it is pretty fun to read about.

    Rating:
    I would rate the book 3 stars just because I’m not very interested in this type of book and it was hard to force myself to begin reading it, but once I got into it, the story was pretty interesting.

    Recommendations:
    Three books I would recommend are, Footsteps in the Snow by Charles Lachman, Paper Towns by John Green, and Stolen by Lucy Christopher. Footsteps in the Snow is a crime novel about the kidnapping of a young girl Maria Ridulph and how the case of her kidnapping/murder went cold for 55 years and after 55 years new evidence was found and the case was reopened. If you like mystery or crime books I highly recommend this book. Paper Towns is a story of a boy named Quentin and his journey to find his runaway friend Margo. The story follows his journey to find little clues that Margo has left for him. Again, if you enjoy mystery books I highly recommend this book. Stolen is a story about a girl named Gemma who was drugged and kidnapped at an airport by a man named Ty. The story is all about Gemma’s struggle to adapt to life in the desert, find an escape, and fight her urge to befriend her captor. This is one of my favorite books and I recommend it to everyone.

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