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Harold Lamb (1892–1962)

Author of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde

148+ Works 3,768 Members 63 Reviews 8 Favorited

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Works by Harold Lamb

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde (1954) 610 copies, 2 reviews
Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men (1927) 520 copies, 8 reviews
Hannibal: One Man Against Rome (1958) 233 copies, 7 reviews
The Crusades: Iron Men and Saints (1930) 219 copies, 2 reviews
Charlemagne: The Legend and the Man (1954) 213 copies, 4 reviews
Chief of the Cossacks (1959) 198 copies, 2 reviews
The Crusades (1956) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Cyrus the Great (1960) 102 copies, 5 reviews
Suleiman the Magnificent (1951) 98 copies, 2 reviews
Tamerlane: Conqueror of the Earth (1928) 97 copies, 4 reviews
The March of the Barbarians (1940) 82 copies, 2 reviews
Omar Khayyam: A Life (1934) 74 copies, 3 reviews
Theodora and the Emperor (1952) 56 copies
Swords from the West (2009) 46 copies
Swords from the Desert (2009) 42 copies
Babur the Tiger: First of the Great Moguls (1961) 42 copies, 1 review
Durandal (1926) 38 copies
Swords from the Sea (2010) 38 copies, 1 review
Swords from the East (2010) 36 copies, 1 review
The Three Palladins (1923) 21 copies
Constantinople: Birth of an Empire (1957) 21 copies, 1 review
Nur Mahal (1932) 18 copies, 1 review
Marching Sands (1919) 18 copies
The City and the Tsar: Peter the Great (1948) 16 copies, 1 review
The Sea of the Ravens (1927) 14 copies
The Grand Cham (1921) 13 copies, 1 review
A Garden to the Eastward (1947) 10 copies, 1 review
Rose Face (1920) 5 copies
Said Afzel's Elephant (1919) 4 copies
The Skull of Shirzad Mir (1919) 4 copies
The House of the Falcon (1920) 4 copies
Khlit (1917) 3 copies
The Curved Sword (1920) 2 copies
The Masterpiece of Death (1920) 2 copies
The Bride of Jagannath (1920) 2 copies
Law of Fire (1920) 2 copies
Ameer of the Sea (1920) 2 copies
The Road of the Giants (1922) 2 copies
The Lion Cub (1920) 2 copies
Prophecy of the Blind (1920) 2 copies
Tal Taulai Khan (1918) 2 copies
Protection (1929) 2 copies
The Golden Empress (1934) 2 copies
Red Hands (1935) 2 copies
An Edge to a Sword (1923) 2 copies
Wolf's War (1918) 2 copies
Alamut (1918) 2 copies
The White Khan (1918) 2 copies
Changa Nor (1919) 2 copies
Roof of the World (1919) 2 copies
The Star of Evil Omen (1919) 2 copies
The Golden Horde (1933) 1 copy
The Red Cock Crows (1928) 1 copy
Sleeping Lion (1937) 1 copy
The Net (1922) 1 copy
Azadi's Jest (1933) 1 copy
Dschingis Khan (1928) 1 copy
The Eighth Wife (1932) 1 copy
The Wolf-Chaser (1922) 1 copy
The Gate in the Sky (1922) 1 copy
Lionheart (1949) 1 copy
The Way of the Girl (1933) 1 copy
The Road to Kandahar (1927) 1 copy
The Guest of Karadak (1927) 1 copy
The Long Sword (1930) 1 copy
The Faring Forth (1929) 1 copy
Keeper of the Gate (1936) 1 copy
Doom Rides In (1932) 1 copy
John Gideon Shaw (1996) 1 copy
The Killing Spree (1999) 1 copy
Longsword (1934) 1 copy
The Iron Man Rides (1929) 1 copy
Secret of Victory (1953) 1 copy
The Rogue's Girl (1932) 1 copy
Knights with Wings (1941) 1 copy
The Black Road (1943) 1 copy
The Shield (1926) 1 copy
The Post in the Steppe (1932) 1 copy
The Winged Rider (1926) 1 copy
Sangar (1922) 1 copy
Witch Woman (1946) 1 copy
Mark of Astrakhan (1925) 1 copy
The Devil's Song (1937) 1 copy
Over the River (1931) 1 copy
Koum (1931) 1 copy
The Outrider (1929) 1 copy
The Wolf Master (1926) 1 copy
White Falcon (1925) 1 copy
Singing Girl (1939) 1 copy
Bogatyr (1925) 1 copy
The Witch of Aleppo (1924) 1 copy
Men from Below (1923) 1 copy
The King Dies (1923) 1 copy
The Mexican (1999) 1 copy
The Eyes of Ya Long (1920) 1 copy
The Make-Weight (1921) 1 copy
The Vampire of Khor (1934) 1 copy
The Moon of Shawwul (1928) 1 copy
St. Olaf's Day (1943) 1 copy
Forward! (1924) 1 copy
Among the Missing (1953) 1 copy
Berzerk (1941) 1 copy
The Drub-Devil March (1949) 1 copy
The Night Bird Flies (1931) 1 copy
Elf Woman (1942) 1 copy
The Corsair's Raid (1932) 1 copy
The Sword of Honor (1924) 1 copy
The Bear's Head (1934) 1 copy
Cossack Wolf (1942) 1 copy
Passage to Cathay (1943) 1 copy
Flower Girl (1933) 1 copy
The Snow Driver (1925) 1 copy
Wolf Meat (1932) 1 copy
The Phantom Caravan (1944) 1 copy
City Under the Sea (1943) 1 copy
The Stone Woman (1942) 1 copy

Associated Works

Quo Vadis (1895) — Introduction, some editions — 3,500 copies, 65 reviews
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contributor — 118 copies, 3 reviews
Midnight Specials (1977) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Return of the Sword (2008) — Author — 32 copies, 1 review
Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East (1936) — Contributor — 15 copies
Adventure Tales #1 (2004) — Contributor — 12 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
Adventure, February 20, 1922 (1922) — Contributor — 2 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense (1947) — Contributor — 2 copies
Adventure Tales #3 (2006) — Contributor — 2 copies
Adventure Tales #2 (2005) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Birthdate
1892-09-01
Date of death
1962-04-09
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Alpine, New Jersey, USA
Place of death
Rochester, New York, USA
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Education
Columbia University

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Reviews

This was an engaging telling of the life and times of Genghis Khan. The author focused on the personal life and times that Khan lived in. He drew a living picture of the horror it must have been to be conquered by the Mongols, but also told the story from the Mongol's point of view.
½
 
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MrsLee | 7 other reviews | Jun 26, 2024 |
Heavily sensationalized survey of the period, hitting the initial sucess heavily, quite sketchy for the end.
 
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DinadansFriend | 2 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Harold Lamb was a prolific popularisor of the more sensational historical periods. He was quite popular in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. if you are looking for a quick dash through the period covered by the historian Procopius' "Secret history" written in the opular style of the last century, here it is. Quite a fun read but, not an insightful book.
½
 
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DinadansFriend | Nov 17, 2023 |
Review from my 13 year old.
“I enjoyed it, lots of information that was new to me such as Ghengis Kahn’s original name, that he was not always at the head of a marching army, and that he conquered most of Asia. It was a really nice book. In my opinion, he was more successful than Alexander the Great.”
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 1 other review | Jul 20, 2023 |

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Works
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Rating
3.8
Reviews
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ISBNs
150
Languages
10
Favorited
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