Harold Albert Lamb

Harold Albert Lamb (Alpine, New Jersey, 1892 – Rochester, New York, April 9, 1962) was a historian, novelist and screenwriter of American cinema. Raised in the State of New Jersey and attended Columbia University, where he became interested in the history of Asia. His work became known on the Adventure, where he wrote from nineteen magazine. The success of his biography of Genghis Khan in 1927 became it a well-known biographer of historical characters: Timur (1928) Omar Khayyam (1934), Alexander the great (1946), Suleiman the magnificent (1951), Charlemagne (1954), Hannibal (1958) and Cyrus the great (1960).

He spoke French, Latin, Persian, and Arabic. His investigations led him to travel Asia and include precise descriptions of the geography and customs of Tatarstan and the Iran. His book Omar Khayyam was dedicated to the Persians who shared their homes with him.[ 1 ] His book Cyrus the great was the result of a casual research of the author during his service in World War II.

He worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood since 1935, when he wrote the Crusades, Cecil B. DeMille, who would collaborate in four films.

Books in Spanish

Argentinian Edition of Omar Khayyam (Editorial Sudamericana, 1967).

* Genghis Khan, Emperor of all men. Alliance, 1985. ISBN 84-206-0130-6

* Charlemagne. Novel, 1991. ISBN 84-350-0572-0

* Cyrus, the big. Novel, 1992. ISBN 84-350-0574-7

* Omar Khayyam. Apostrophe, 1996. ISBN 84-455-0123-2

Work

Fiction

* Marching Sands (1920)

* The House of the Falcon (1921)

* The Grand Cham (1922)

* White Falcon (1926)

* Durandal (1931)

* Nur Mahal (1932)

* Kirdy (1933)

* To Garden to the Eastward (1947)

* The Curved Saber (1964)

* The Mighty Manslayer (1969)

* The Three Palladins (1977)

* Durandal (1981)

* The Sea of the Ravens (1983)

* Wolf of the Steppes (2006)

* Warriors of the Steppes (2006)

* Riders of the Steppes (2007)

* Swords of the Steppes (2007)

Non-fiction

* Genghis Khan: The Emperor of All Men (1927)

* Tamerlane (1928)

* The Flame of Islam (1930)

* Iron men and Saints (1930)

* The Crusades (1931)

* Omar Khayyam (1934)

* The March of the Barbarians (1940)

* Alexander of Macedon: The Journey to world’s End (1946)

* The march of Muscovy: Ivan the terrible and the Growth of the Russian Empire, 1400 – 1648 (1948)

* The city and the Tsar: Peter the Great and the Move to the West, 1648-1762 (1948)

* The Earth Shakers (1949)

* Suleiman the Magnificent (1951)

* Theodora and the Emperor: The Drama of Justinian (1952)

* Charlemagne: The Legend and the man (1954)

* Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde (1954)

* New Found World: How North America Was Discovered and Explored (1955)

* Hannibal: One Man Against Rome (1958)

* Constantinople: Birth of an empire (1958)

* Chief of the Cossacks(1959)

* Cyrus the Great (1960)

* Babur the Tiger: First of the Great Moguls (1962)

Cinema

* The Crusades (1935)

* The Plainsman (1936)

* The Buccaneer (1938)

* Samson and Delilah (1949)

* The Golden Horde (1951)