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John Man
Occupation Historian, Travel Writer
Nationality British
Period 1999–present
Genres Historical, Travel Writing
Notable work(s) Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan

John Man is a British historian and travel writer. His special interests are China, Mongolia and the history of written communication.[1] In 2007 he was awarded Mongolia's Friendship Medal for his contributions to UK-Mongolian relations.


  • Gobi: Tracking the Desert (1999)
  • Atlas of the Year 1000 (2001)
  • Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World (2001)
  • The Gutenberg Revolution: The Story of a Genius and an Invention That Changed the World (2003)
  • Genghis Khan: Life, Death and Resurrection (2005)
  • Attila: The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome (2005)
  • Kublai Khan (2006)
  • The Terracotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation (2007)
  • The Great Wall: The Extraordinary Story of China's Wonder of the World (2008)
  • The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan (2009)
  • Xanadu: Marco Polo and Europe's Discovery of the East (2009)



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