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Man, John 1941-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 631 publications in 15 languages and 24,797 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Popular works  Military history  Atlases  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: Z126.Z7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Man
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation by John Man( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of early China and the formation of its unique culture.--From publisher description
Attila : the Barbarian king who challenged Rome by John Man( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Attila the Hun, focusing on his conflicts with the Roman Empire, his influence over the history of Europe, his image in the modern world, his reputation for savagery, and other related topics
Gutenberg : how one man remade the world with words by John Man( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the fifteenth-century German printer who revolutionized printing with the invention of movable type
Genghis Khan : life, death, and resurrection by John Man( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius, and demigod. To Muslims, Russians, and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum in Inner Mongolia, worshippers seek the blessing of his spirit. In a supreme paradox, the world's most ruthless conqueror has become a force for peace and reconciliation." "This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis's rise and conquests. John Man uses firsthand experiences in China and Mongolia to reveal the Khan's enduring influence. He has traveled the length of the empire. He spotlights the tension between Mongols and Chinese, who both claim Genghis's spirit. He is the first writer to explore the hidden valley where Genghis is believed to have died, and one of the few westerners to climb the mountain where he was likely buried." "This narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. For in legend, ritual, and intense controversy, Genghis lives on."--Jacket
Atlas of the year 1000 by John Man( )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows empires, trade routes, military activity, etc. on all continents ca. 900-1100
Stay alive, my son by Pin Yathay( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 the Khmer Rouge forced Phnom Penh's entire population into the countryside to undergo "re-education". Engineer and former government official Pin Yathay tells how his entire family died from malnutrition, fever and execution, and how, to escape to Thailand he and his wife had to abandon their six year-old son
Gorbachev : the path to power by Christian Schmidt-Häuer( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survival of Jan Little by John Man( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring story of a woman who survived alone in the Amazon jungle
Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warrior by John Man( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends mythology and anthropology to trace the history of the warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise, and camouflage from their first appearance in feudal Japan to the present
Alpha beta : how 26 letters shaped the Western world by John Man( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey on the history of letters runs a course from the first symbols pressed into clay tablets to the advent of the Internet
Torvill & Dean : the autobiography of ice dancing's greatest stars by Jayne Torvill( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samurai : the last warrior : a history by John Man( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Samurai, celebrated author John Man provides a unique and captivating look at their true history, told through the life of one man: Saigo Takamori, known to many as 'the last samurai.' In 1877, Takamori led a rebel army of samurai in a heroic 'last stand' against the Imperial Japanese Army, who sought to end the 'way of the sword' in favor of firearms and modern warfare."--Back cover
The kings of El Dorado by Thomas Dickey( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and lavish photographs present antiquities from the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Inca, Chimu and Columbian Indian cultures that flourished in ancient Columbia and Peru
The day of the dinosaur by John Man( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated text describes the characteristics and environment of the dinosaurs and suggests reasons for their sudden demise
The Facts on file D-Day atlas : the definitive account of the Allied invasion of Normandy by John Man( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: The D-Day atlas. Maps, photographs, and text trace the Normandy campaign from its conception to the destruction of the German forces and Allied liberation of Paris
Comets, meteors and asteroids by John Man( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the smaller, free-ranging bodies that circle the Sun, providing information on their origins, make-up, and the threat they pose to Earth
Marco Polo : the journey that changed the world by John Man( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the author's own parallel journey and new evidence to retraces the steps of the medieval Italian merchant who traveled from Venice, through the Middle East and Central Asia, to China and Xanadu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan
The Gutenberg revolution : the story of a genius and an invention that changed the world by John Man( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van leven en werk van de uitvinder van de boekdrukkunst, Johannes Gutenberg (1397-1468)
Walk! : It could change your life : a handbook by John Man( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xanadu : Marco Polo and Europe's discovery of the East by John Man( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Man travelled in Marco Polo's footsteps to Xanadu, in search of the truth behind Marco's stories; to separate legend from fact. Drawing on his own journey, archaeology and archival study, John Man paints a vivid picture of the man behind the myth and the true story of the great court of Kublai Khan. --publisher's description
 
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Alternative Names
John Man British historian and travel writer

Mens, Džons 1941-

מאן, ג'ון 1941-

מן, ג'ון 1941-

マン, ジョン

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Attila : the Barbarian king who challenged RomeGutenberg : how one man remade the world with wordsGenghis Khan : life, death, and resurrectionAtlas of the year 1000Stay alive, my sonGorbachev : the path to powerAlpha beta : how 26 letters shaped the Western worldTorvill & Dean : the autobiography of ice dancing's greatest stars