… and, as we are talking about birthdays, today is also Harold Lamb‘s birthday1.
Master storyteller and a giant in the field of historical fiction, Lamb was apparently so successful with his biographies of famous characters from the past – Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Tamerlane etc. – that his biographies actually pushed his narrative work into oblivion.
Much of Lamb’s catalog has been reprinted recently – and he’s certainly an author worth discovering.
We’ll have to talk about him, in the future.
For starters, here’s a small gallery of (some of) his books…
- yes, Burroughs and Lamb share a birthday – it gets you thinking, right? ↩