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Lamb’s Birthday, too

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lambdesk… 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…


  1. yes, Burroughs and Lamb share a birthday – it gets you thinking, right? 

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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