History buffs will love the political intrigue and sweeping sagas that fill this engrossing audio. Tom Perkins narrates with unobtrusive consistency, resonating with the drama woven into the narratives and putting to good use his pleasing vocal tone and sensitivity to phrasing. Starting with the thirteenth-century illiterate empire builder Genghis Khan, who created organizational structures that elevated his rowdy warriors by incorporating the skills and cultures of conquered lands, the author profiles leaders throughout the ages whose explorations capitalized on the rich diversity they found in civilizations across the globe. The perspective Garten offers, illustrated with captivating personal narratives, provides a timely reminder not only that all civilizations and cultures have value but that the disruption caused by today's rapidly shrinking world is not new and is not altogether bad. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2016]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781681680545 $39.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781681680552 $27.99
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