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Jack Weatherford

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
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-609-80964-8 (0-609-80964-4)

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five 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






The History of Money
Written by Jack Weatherford
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-609-80172-7 (0-609-80172-4)

In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp... Read more






Indian Givers
Written by Jack Weatherford
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-71715-3 (0-307-71715-1)

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful...Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
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... Read more






Native Roots
Written by Jack Weatherford
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$13.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-90713-9 (0-449-90713-9)

"Well written, imagery-ridden...A tale of what was, what became, and what is today regarding the Indian relation to the European civilization that 'grafted' itself onto this ancient system.'"
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and... Read more






Savages and Civilization
Written by Jack Weatherford
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-90957-7 (0-449-90957-3)

In Indian Givers and Native Roots, renowned anthropologist Jack Weatherford opened the eyes of tens of thousands of readers to the clash between Native American and European cultures. Now, in his brilliant new book, Weatherford broadens his focus to examine how civilization threatens to obliterate unique tribal and ethnic cultures around... Read more






The Secret History of the Mongol Queens
Written by Jack Weatherford
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-40716-0 (0-307-40716-0)

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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