The First Emperor of China

Moderator: savanb

The First Emperor of China

Postby alex » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:51 pm

The First Emperor of China by Jonathan Clements
English | May 11th, 2015 | ASIN: B00XJIQ7K2, ISBN: 1909771112 | 256 pages | EPUB | 0.70 MB

The First Emperor In 1974, Chinese peasants made the discovery of the century… Thousands of terracotta soldiers guarding the tomb of a tyrant. Ying Zheng was born to rule the world, claiming descent from gods, crowned king while still a child.

He was the product of a heartless, brutal regime devoted to domination, groomed from an early age to become the First Emperor of China after a century of scheming by his ancestors. He faked a foreign threat to justify an invasion. He ruled a nation under 24-hour surveillance. He ordered his interrogators to torture suspects. He boiled his critics alive. He buried dissenting scholars. He declared war on death itself.

Jonathan Clements uses modern archaeology and ancient texts to outline the First Emperor’s career and the grand schemes that followed unification: the Great Wall that guarded his frontiers and the famous Terracotta Army that watches over his tomb. Published in 2015, this revised edition includes updates from a further decade of publications, archaeology and fictional adaptations, plus the author’s encounter with Yang Zhifa, the man who discovered the Terracotta Army. ... China.epub
Posts: 4936
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:18 pm

Return to Books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests