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About the Author

John Man is a historian specializing in the nature of leadership. John's books have been published in over twenty languages around the world and include histories of the Great Wall of China and the Mongolian Empire. He lives in England.

Includes the names: John Man, John Man, Jay Garnet, Jay Garnett

Works by John Man

Attila the Hun (2005) 300 copies
Kublai Khan (2006) 198 copies
Stay Alive, My Son (1987) — Editor — 148 copies
Atlas of the Year 1000 (1999) 134 copies
The Great Wall (2008) 134 copies
The new traveller’s atlas (1998) 119 copies
Samurai: A History (P.S.) (2011) 91 copies
Battlefields Then & Now (1800) 86 copies
The War to End Wars 1914-18 (1998) 85 copies
Gobi: Tracking the Desert (1997) 55 copies
The Survival of Jan Little (1986) 48 copies
Berlin Blockade (1973) 42 copies
Day of the Dinosaur (1978) 35 copies
Dinosaurs/06145 (1988) 15 copies
Exploration and Discovery (1990) 14 copies
Astronomers Library (1989) 10 copies
The Birth of Our Planet (1997) 9 copies
Zwinger Palace, Dresden (1990) 9 copies
The Lion's Share (1982) 5 copies
The Gutenberg Revolution (2010) 2 copies
The Stranger in Reading (2006) 2 copies
Wedloop om de ruimte (1999) 2 copies
Kubilay Han 1 copy
Wielki mur 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Man, John
Legal name
Man, John Anthony Garnet
Other names
Garnet, Jay
Birthdate
1941-05-15
Gender
male
Nationality
England
Country (for map)
UK
Places of residence
London, England, UK
Education
Oxford University (Keble College)
Occupations
historian
travel writer
journalist
publisher
Awards and honors
Mongolian Friendship Medal

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Lots of good stuff in here and actually pretty easy to read, A bit more analysis of Marco's veracity than a straight telling of his story, which I'd have preferred.
 
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BBrookes | 4 other reviews | Dec 5, 2023 |
This is a volume in the Time-Life Peoples of the Wild series, a bit dated (1982), as the series name indicates (of course, one could argue that it's their habitat that the term 'wild' refers to, and not the people themselves). However that may be, the book portrays, in detailed text and unique photographs, the lives of these forest-dwellers, in a remote corner of the Amazon forest in eastern Ecuador. The author and photographer have undertaken the heroic task of locating them, establishing communication, making friends, and actually living with them for weeks together, taking part in their forays into the forest, earing what they eat, trying to understand their lives and their prospects. This book presents a glimpse of what is in all probability a vanished world today, as these groups were the last of the Waorani that lived outside the Indian reserves where their compatriots had already been affected by modern civilization. The first-named author, John Man, is incidentally the writer who has produced a number of books on Mongolia and the Mongols; apparently his sojourn with the "jungle tribe in Ecuador" was a once-off experience, something he did not further pursue, but a spin-off on his editing the volume The Amazon in the Time-Life Wild Places series.… (more)
 
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Dilip-Kumar | Aug 7, 2023 |
Excellent introduction to the history of the ninja. Very informative but so broad to occasionally be frustrating. The Nakano School was completely new to me which was interesting but admittedly I would have liked a deeper dive into the Sengoku period and even earlier.
 
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GlencoeTraveler | 1 other review | Feb 20, 2023 |
Outstanding book. Every detail well-researched and beautifully presented.
 
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