Swords from the East


Swords from the East

Harold Lamb
Edited by Howard Andrew Jones
Introduction by James Enge

496 pages
2 illustrations, 1 appendix


May 2010


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About the Book

Their conquest was measured not in miles but in degrees of longitude. They smashed the gates of empires, overthrew kingdoms, diverted rivers, and depopulated entire countries. They were the Mongols of Genghis Khan, swift and merciless but also resourceful, bold, and cunning. Their tale has seldom been told in the West, and never by an author with the acumen of Harold Lamb.
Ride with young Temujin as he outwits schemers and assassins and rises to conquer Asia as Genghis Khan. Venture to the land beneath the northern lights on a mission of vengeance with Maak the Buriat. Stand with Aruk the gatekeeper and Hugo the Frank as they hold the pass against the Sungar hordes. Lamb’s action-packed Mongolian stories, available here in one complete volume, restore the Mongols to their place in history, portraying them not as mindless barbarians but as men of honor and bravery who laid down their lives for their leader and their lands.

Author Bio

Harold Lamb (1892–1962), who wrote biographies and screenplays as well as historical fiction, is best remembered for his tales of Cossacks and crusaders. Howard Andrew Jones is the managing editor of Black Gate magazine and the editor of Lamb’s Swords from the Desert and Swords from the West, both available in Bison Books editions. James Enge teaches Latin, Greek, and classical civilization at a public university in Ohio. He is the author of Blood of Ambrose and This Crooked Way.


“Long before multiculturalism became a byword for political correctness, Lamb appreciated an authentic form of it. He once described why he wrote on the people and societies of Asia: ‘It all came out of an intense irritation over the fact that all history seemed to draw a north-south line across Europe, through Berlin and Venice, say. Everything was supposed to have happened west of that line, nothing to the east. Ridiculous, of course.’”— John J. Miller, Wall Street Journal

Table of Contents

The Gate in the Sky
The Wolf-Chaser
The Three Palladins
The House of the Strongest
The Road of the Giants
Azadi's Jest
The Net
The Book of the Tiger: The Warrior
The Book of the Tiger: The Emperor
Sleeping Lion
About the Author
Source Acknowledgments

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