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    DescriptionA stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. He created the greatest of barbarian forces, and his empire briefly rivaled Rome's. In numerous raids and three major campaigns against the Roman Empire, he earned himself an instant and undying reputation for savagery. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila was capricious, arrogant, brutal, and brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. In the end, his ambitions ran away with him. He did not live long enough to found a lasting empire--but long enough to jolt Rome toward its final fall. In this riveting biography, masterful storyteller John Man draws on his extensive travels through Attila's heartland and his experience with the nomadic traditions of Central Asia to reveal the man behind the myth.

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    The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Man
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312539399
    ISBN 10: 0312539398

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    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    DC22: 936/.03092
    LC classification: D141 .M326 2009
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Imprint name
    Thomas Dunne Books
    Publication date
    17 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His book "Gobi: Tracking the Desert "was the first book on the subject in English since the 1920s. He is also the author of "Atlas of the Year 1000," "Alpha Beta," "The Gutenberg Revolution," " Genghis Khan, The Terracotta Army, "and "The Great Wall, " among others.
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    Praise for "Attila" "Entertaining and lucid account of a phenomenal militarist unable to resist a crumbling empire's vast, unprotected wealth." --"Kirkus Reviews ""Full of military adventures and political maneuverings, Man's lively narrative provides a glimpse of a leader whose name has become synonymous with ruthlessness." --"Publishers Weekly ""Man's book is a highly readable account of a bellicose steppe people and their leader who, long after they departed from the West, continue to haunt the European imagination." --"Library Journal ""One could not wish for a better storyteller or analyst than John Man. . . . His "Attila "is superb, as compellingly readable as it is impressive in its scholarship." --Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of "Stalin"