Michael Rank (author)

Five Minute Books
Michael Rank is the author of the Kindle #1 best-seller "From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa," along with 8 other history books. He blogs about history, religion, society, and culture at the website http://michaelrank.net.

Michael rank

Michael Rank is a doctoral candidate in Middle East history, podcaster, and author of nine books in history. In 2012 he began the publishing company Five Minute Books and has sold thousands of books in three different languages. 

Michael loves to learn about other cultures. He has studied Turkish, Arabic, Persian, and Armenian, but can still pull out a backwater Midwestern accent if need be. He has also worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights. Among his hobbies are writing about himself in the third person.

He strives to never stop learning the subjects that edify the mind, are vocationally useful, or completely useless and trivial. And he supports those that desire the same. That’s why he writes the books that he does and hopes that you enjoy them.

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A biographical history of the greatest explorers ever
A short history of the Middle East
A biographical account of history's 10 greatest generals
A biographical account of history's 10 most insane rulers
An account of history's most brutal dictators
An account of history's 10 greatest lost civilizations
An account of spies and spy networks throughout history
10 short biographies of the most important fighters in the Crusades
A biographical history of the 10 most powerful women in the Middle Ages
This book describes the lives and habits of the 18 most productive people in history, from Archimedes to Elon Musk