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Jack Weatherford
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JACK WEATHERFORD holds the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation for writing Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World., He is also the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilizations, and The History of Money.


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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 22, 2005
Price: $15.00

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or... Read more >
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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 22, 2005
Price: $11.99

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The History of Money

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 10, 1998
Price: $15.00

In his most widely appealing book yet, cultural anthropologist Jack Weatherford traces our relationship with money. 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... Read more >
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The History of Money

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Indian Givers
How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Native Roots
How the Indians Enriched America
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 15, 1992
Price: $13.95

In Native Roots, Jack Weatherford focuses on the vital role that Indian civilizations have played in the making of the United States. Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and Spain. As Weatherford shows, Europeans in fact... Read more >
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Native Roots
How the Indians Enriched America
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Savages and Civilization

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 310 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 19, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Savages and Civilization

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $19.00

In Indian Givers and Native Roots Weatherford wrote of the clash between Native American and European cultures; in Savages and Civilization he widens his scope to illuminate the global scale of ethnic strife as the indigenous peoples that are facing the loss of their cultural identities demonstrate a growing resistance to... Read more >
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth 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... Read more >
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