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this really sounds like the author was trying to cash in on the recent popularity of "some ethnic group created the modern world"

I don't think so. I have just received a copy of Weatheford' work and find that he is, in fact, an anthropologist specializing in tribal cultures, author of Native Roots, Indian Givers and Tribes on the Hill among other works, but he is not, properly, an historian. Weatherford probably sees Genghis Khan as the most spectacularly successful warrior-herder in history and felt impelled to write the work, given his area of expertise.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 30th, 2013 at 08:12:38 PM EST
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