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  • Her aunt was silent, and Jean Louise continued: "I was real impressed with the parable where since the dawn of history the rulers of the world have always been white, except Genghis Khan or somebody—the author was real fair about that—and he made a killin’ point about even the Pharaohs were white and their subjects were either black or Jews—"
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Some of the greatest figures in Earth’s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric, including Buddha, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Did you know, Young Ju, Gomo says and folds the baby shirt in a square, Genghis Khan— Outside, a car door slams.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Those tribesmen even held off Genghis Khan, and his guys were the Navy SEALs of the thirteenth century.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • Genghis Khan’s grandson attacked it in the thirteenth century, but he was killed.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "So did Genghis Khan," Baba said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Baba jan had once counted its rings with Adel and concluded that the tree had likely seen Genghis Khan’s army march past.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He storms back and forth, bellowing like Genghis Khan at a troop inspection.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • This man is a Napoleon, a Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He went to battle with Genghis Khan.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club

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  • Curiously enough, though he didn’t know it, he was also a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, though intervening generations and racial mixing had so juggled his genes that he had no discernible Mongoloid characteristics, and the only vestiges left in Mr. L. Prosser of his mighty ancestry were a pronounced stoutness about the tum and a predilection for little fur hats.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • In Balti, "Changazi" means "of the family of Genghis Khan," and can be used as a slang word conveying a terrifying type of ruthlessness.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Would I be willing to accept sixty-five, Genghis Khan’s age on dying?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • In 1812, Napoleon had marched his men fifteen hundred miles to Moscow; in the thirteenth century, Genghis Khan advanced four thousand miles from Mongolia to the shores of the Mediterranean.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • ’A killer’s a killer, no matter the name he assumes, whether it’s Genghis Khan or Jack the Ripper, or, if you will, Carlos the Jackal — even the assassin, Jason Bourne.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He collected—different types of horses’ bits from the earliest times to the present day—but, since he did not prosecute even this occupation with any vigour, he cannot have needed much money for the acquirement, say, of the bit of Genghis Khan’s charger—if Genghis Khan had a charger.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Well, you sound suspiciously like Genghis Khan.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Boston’s gift to the boardrooms of Genghis Khan?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • His countenance and dress was that of a Mongol, but of a high caste—more Genghis Khan than Attila the Hun.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Some baddies wanted power—and the Egg, by its unique resources, has latent in it key to such power as Genghis Khan never dreamed.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • "Genghis Khan," he said, "lone wolves on dusky steppes, snow and schnapps, whips and knouts, Schlusselburg prison and Holy Orthodoxy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Chief Taylor, the Genghis Khan of the beach gods, ordered these half-dead, half-drowned, half-frozen guys to lie on their backs, their heads and shoulders in and under the water with the rhythm of the waves.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Sun Wei had made a kind of armor so strong Genghis Khan believed it was magic!
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • It was Genghis Khan himself who then destroyed it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "Genghis Khan must have invented some magic arrows, then," I said.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • ’ Don’t be hasty, mon general Genghis Khan, or whoever you are.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He’s Hitler and Mengele and Genghis Khan the chainsaw killer — whatever — but he has to go.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He collected—different types of horses’ bits from the earliest times to the present day—but, since he did not prosecute even this occupation with any vigour, he cannot have needed much money for the acquirement, say, of the bit of Genghis Khan’s charger—if Genghis Khan had a charger.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The prisoners gave them nicknames, including Hog-jaw, Baby Dumpling, Bucktooth, Genghis Khan, and Roving Reporter; one unfortunate officer, wrote POW Lewis Bush, wore puffy pants and "walked as though he was always bursting to go to the lavatory," prompting the men to call him Lieutenant Shit-in-Breeches.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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