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John Anthony Garnet Man (born 15 May 1941) is a British historian and travel writer. His special interests are China, Mongolia and the history of written communication. He takes particular pleasure in combining historical narrative with personal experience.

He studied German and French at Keble College, Oxford, before doing two postgraduate courses, a diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science at Oxford and Mongolian at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

After working in journalism with Reuters and in publishing with Time-Life Books, he turned to writing, with occasional forays into film, TV and radio.

In the 1990s, he began a trilogy on the three major revolutions in writing: writing itself, the alphabet and printing with movable type. This has so far resulted in two books, IAlpha Beta and The Gutenberg Revolution, both republished in 2009. The third, on the origin of writing, is on hold, because it depends on access to Iraq.

He returned to the subject of Mongolia with Gobi: Tracking the Desert, the first book on the region since the 1920s. Work in Mongolia led to Genghis Khan: Life, Death and Resurrection, which has so far appeared in 18 languages. Attila the Hun and Kublai Khan: The Mongol King Who Remade China completed a trilogy on Asian leaders.

The Terracotta Army coincided with the British Museum exhibition (September 2007- April 2008). This was followed by The Great Wall. The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan combines history and leadership theory. Xanadu: Marco Polo and the Discovery of China was published in autumn 2009, and The Last Samurai, the story of Saigo Takamori's doomed 1877 rebellion against the Japanese emperor, is due in spring 2011.

A revised edition of Genghis, with the results of an expedition up the mountain on which he is supposed to be buried, is coming in autumn 2010.

In 2007 John Man was awarded Mongolia's Friendship Medal for his contributions to UK-Mongolian relations.

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Total Books: 119
Saladin The Sultan Who Vanquished the Crusaders and Built an Islamic Empire
The Mongol Empire Genghis Khan His Heirs and the Founding of Modern China
Saladin The Life the Legend and the Islamic Empire
2015 - Saladin the Life the Legend and the Islamic Empire (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780593073728
ISBN-10: 059307372X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Marco Polo The Journey that Changed the World
2014 - Marco Polo the Journey That Changed the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062375070
ISBN-10: 0062375075
Genre: History
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Ninja 1000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
2014 - Ninja 1000 Years of the Shadow Warrior (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062202659
ISBN-10: 0062202650
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel
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Samurai A History
2014 - Samurai a History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062202673
ISBN-10: 0062202677
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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The Great Wall
2012 - The Great Wall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781458754998
ISBN-10: 1458754995
Genre: History
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Samurai
2012 - Samurai (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553825282
ISBN-10: 0553825283
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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Samurai The True Story of the Last Warrior
2011 - Samurai the True Story of the Last Warrior (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780593065044
ISBN-10: 0593065042
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Xanadu Marco Polo and Europe's Discovery of the East
2010 - Xanadu Marco Polo and Europe's Discovery of the East (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553820027
ISBN-10: 0553820028
Genre: Travel
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The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan
2010 - The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553818758
ISBN-10: 0553818759
Genre: Business & Money
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The Gutenberg Revolution How Printing Changed the Course of History
The History and Antiquities Ancient and Modern of the Borough of Reading in the County of Berks
The Stranger in Reading in a Series of Letters From a Traveller
2009 - The Stranger in Reading in a Series of Letters From a Traveller [j. Man] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781458995063
ISBN-10: 1458995062
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Xanadu
2009 - Xanadu (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780593061763
ISBN-10: 0593061764
Genres: History, Reference, Travel
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The Great Wall The Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World
2009 - The Great Wall the Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306818394
ISBN-10: 0306818396
Genres: History, Travel
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The Terra Cotta Army China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
2009 - The Terra Cotta Army China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306818400
ISBN-10: 030681840X
Genre: History
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Alpha Beta
2009 - Alpha Beta (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553819656
ISBN-10: 0553819658
Genres: History, Reference
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Attila The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome
2009 - Attila the Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312539399
ISBN-10: 0312539398
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Terracotta Army
2008 - The Terracotta Army (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553819144
ISBN-10: 0553819143
Genre: History
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The Terracotta Army China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
2007 - The Terracotta Army China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780593059302
ISBN-10: 0593059301
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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2005 - Attila (Hardcover)Paperback
1993 - Survival of Jan Little [Ulverscroft Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Survive (Paperback)
1973 - Berlin Blockade [Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century. Politics in action] (Other)
The Birth of Our Planet [The Earth, Its Wonders, Its Secrets] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Exploration and Discovery [Gareth Stevens Information Library] (Other)Hardcover
Zwinger Palace Dresden [Travels to Landmark] (Hardcover)Hardcover
El Atlas Del VIajero [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)