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The Dust of Empire

For months, I have been scavanging the shelves of my area’s largest used book store, trying to find a copy of Peter Hopkirk’s The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia. I finally broke down and ordered a new copy (pre-reading thanks to Dan C. and Meghan B. for the ringing endorsements). During […]


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Back in late 2004, a friend gave me his copy of Jack Weatherford’s Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and told me that the story was fascinating. I’ve been not reading it ever since then. I picked it up again a few weeks ago to find out more about the man and […]