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A groundbreaking history of the real warrior women of Central Asia.
John Man is a historian with a special interest in Asia and the nature of leadership. His books, published in over twenty languages, include bestselling biographies of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan and Attila the Hun, as well as histories of the Great Wall of China and the Mongol Empire. He is fast becoming one of the world's most widely read historians.
"Tremendously entertaining." -- Catherine Nixey * The Times * "Lively." -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday * "Man, the enthusiastic historian of Asia, dissect the Amazons with sharp scalpel. Vivid and personal." * The Spectator * "Entertaining, fascinating, intriguing. However they are portrayed, the Amazons appear to have enduring appeal." -- Philip Womack * Literary Review * "The Amazonian ideal of strong, independent women, able to take on men on equal terms, remains as fascinating to us now as it was to the ancient Greeks." -- Jane Shilling * Daily Mail *