Kublai Khan : The Mongol King Who Remade China
Kublai was not born to rule; he was pushed forward by his ambitious mother. He inherited the largest land-empire from his grandfather, Genghis Khan, and by the time of his death he had doubled its size. Believing that China was the key to empire, Kublai made Beijing his capital, and after twenty years of war he became the first barbarian to conquer all China, laying the foundations of the present day super power.
This book follows on from Man’s Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan. As with these previous accounts Kublai’s world is brought vividly to life. The author is a historian and travel writer with a special interest and intimate knowledge of Mongolia. His enthusiasm for his subject involves the reader from the very first page.