Welcome to the Silk Road!
June 23, 2021
To readers and teachers and students who are using my book Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde: The Mongol Khans Conquer Russia:
I would like to welcome you. I created the book after twenty years of research and writing. You might say that I am an archaeologist of the Silk Road, the way across the world, digging out the story with a teaspoon and a brush.
I introduce to students of Global History the Heirs of Chinggis Khan.
If you subscribe to this newsletter, I will send you a link for a slide show about the warfare of Chinggis Khan.
I will update subscribers with exclusive podcasts of your author reading excerpts from the future books in the Silk Road Series.
You will hear of the lives and times of the greatest statesman of the Mongol Empire; the most remarkable woman of her time; Khubilai Khan, the emperor of China and his friendship with Marco Polo; and Hulegu the Il-Khan of Persia who destroyed the Order of the Assassins.
You will also get links to maps and illustrations. Tips on films and games.
So get on your pony and ride with the Khans. They are a very lively bunch and many of their careers begin at about the same age as the student. Adults may read these books, too.