|Title:||Tamerlane: The Earth Shaker|
|Publisher:||Thornton Butterworth Ltd.|
|Tags:||biography, historical, Middle East, non-fiction|
During his lifetime, Tamerlane conquered more territory than anyone except Alexander. His rule extended from his home base in Samarkand, southern Russia down through Iran and Syria in the west and into Northern Indian the south, and eastward into the westernmost parts of China. Although at times a brutal conqueror, he was also a man of compassion and great intelligence. He spoke several languages and was a patron of art, poetry and music.—Goodreads.com.
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Author Bio for Lamb, Harold
Harold Lamb (1892-1962)
Born in Alpine, New Jersey, he attended Columbia University, where his interest in the peoples and history of Asia began. Lamb built a career with his writing from an early age. He got his start in the pulp magazines, quickly moving to the prestigious Adventure magazine, his primary fiction outlet for nineteen years. In 1927 he wrote a biography of Genghis Khan, and following on its success turned more and more to the writing of non-fiction, penning numerous biographies and popular history books until his death in 1962. The success of Lamb's two volume history of the Crusades led to his discovery by Cecil B. DeMille, who employed Lamb as a technical advisor on a related movie, The Crusades, and used him as a screenwriter on many other DeMille movies thereafter. Lamb spoke French, Latin, Persian, and Arabic, and, by his own account, a smattering of Manchu-Tartar. This allowed him to use source documents in their original language for many of his historical novels such as Tamerlane and Genghis Khan.
Sources: haroldlamb.com, goodreads.com
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