Search Results: "Salman Khan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE by Salman Khan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A fresh, welcome approach to education."
An exciting concept for reforming education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHINGIS KHAN by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Demi describes this handsome but problematic life of the Mongol leader generally known as Genghis Khan as her own ``interpretation...based upon both historical resources and folklore.'' Emphasizing his heroic deeds, genius as a leader, and the sheer magnitude of his empire, she conjures up a warlord to inspire pride, as Diane Stanley did with Shaka, King of the Zulus (1988); like Stanley, she focuses more on the glory than on the gore—the tyrant's horrendous other side. Read full book review >

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Heavenly Khan by Victor Cunrui Xiong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An engrossing fictionalized history that examines an ingenious and powerful Chinese ruler."
Xiong (The A to Z of Medieval China, 2010, etc.) tells the story of Chinese Emperor Taizong of Tang in this historical novel.Read full book review >

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GENGHIS KHAN by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Thoroughly researched, grim, grisly, and sometimes even grudgingly admiring."
A prolific historian, biographer, and journalist returns with a sanguinary and thorough account of "the greatest conqueror the world has ever known." Read full book review >

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ACHARYA USTAD ALLAUDDIN KHAN by Anjana Roy
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A hagiographic bio, of interest mainly to musicologists."
A debut biography of a key figure in the Indian classical-music renaissance. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF GENGHIS KHAN by Tim Severin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Travel writing at its best. (Photographs—16 pages b&w, 8 pages color—not seen.)"
Reflecting that peculiarly British enthusiasm for travel and adventure in distant and usually inclement climes, veteran writer and traveler Severin (Tracking Marco Polo, 1986, etc.) went to Mongolia ``to see how much of the traditional way of life survived.'' Having written a thesis at Oxford on the first Europeans to venture into Central Asia during the great Mongol Empires of the 13th and 14th centuries, Severin was delighted when asked in the late 1980's to visit Mongolia. Read full book review >

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THE KHAN DILEMMA by Ron Goodreau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2009

"A timely and controversial book all-too-firmly rooted in disturbing fact."
Fast-paced political thriller fraught with domestic violence and terrorism, heartless ambition, misplaced loyalties and shifting alliances. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intriguing, eye-opening spiritual biography."
Even history's most famous conqueror had a soft side. Read full book review >

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ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN by Tim Cope
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"An exciting, detailed account of man versus adversity."
Call him crazy but determined: the story of Australian adventurer Cope (Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes, 2004), who jettisoned his bike for a horse to gallop across Mongolia. Read full book review >