Genghis Khan's Greatest General: Subotai the Valiant

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages

This book tells the story of Subotai the Valiant, a warrior for Genghis Khan and one of the greatest generals in military history. Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed those led by any other commander in the ancient world. Under Subotai’s direction, Mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before.

When Subotai died at age seventy-three, he had conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles, according to Muslim historians. Had the great Khan not died, Subotai likely would have destroyed Europe itself.


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User Review  - hellbent - LibraryThing

Given the success of the Mongols in winning an empire larger than the Romans in a much shorter time span, one would expect a much longer book, but perhaps due to the dearth of original sources, the ... Read full review

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Subotai was born among the tribes who were agglomerated by Genghis Khan into the "Mongols", and began his working life "keeping the tent door" of Genghis himself. He became one of the most trusted ... Read full review


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Richard A. Gabriel , a historian, is Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College. He is the author of forty books, including The Great Battles of Antiquity, The Great Armies of Antiquity, and Great Captains of Antiquity.

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