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    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The History of Money

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives--economic, political, and personal.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

    • How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I absolutely loved this book!

    • By Anonymous User on 17-05-2018

    Non-member price: $38.94

    • An Interview with Author Jack Weatherford

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Mark Kondracki
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An anthropologist by training, Jack Weatherford has always been interested in the role of tribal peoples in history. In this candid interview, he weaves together topics as disparate as Genghis Khan’s spiritual legacy, the history of cyber-money, and the gastronomic debt we owe to Native Americans. Along the way, he even recites a few lines of Mongolian poetry for curious listeners! Please enjoy this free interview and get to know the eclectic and enlightening work of Jack Weatherford.

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Indian Givers

    • How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

    Non-member price: $34.76