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To understand Russia today, we must understand the Mongol conquest and rule, and to understand the Mongol conquest and rule, we must understand Batu Khan. Famous in Russian history, but little known in the West, Chinggis Khan's grandson Batu Khan's influence lingers in Russian government, culture, and psychology even now. Diane Wolff brings him alive and introduces this neglected world figure to us. 

Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


Diane Wolff writes well and convincingly, capturing the epic sweep of a fascinating if all too neglected history and presenting it in compelling fashion to a larger audience.


Jonathan Addleton, Former US Ambassador to Mongolia

Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History



This is the story from the other side.

Olga Andreyeva Carlisle

Solzhenitzyn and the Secret Circle



I wrote the history. You imagined it.


Morris Rossabi

Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times