I'm looking for a good book that will tell me more about the Nomads of Asia, specifically the Golden Horde, and Timurids. I've been curious about them for sometime, but never curious enough to spend time reading about them. All I currently know about them is what everyone knows. The rise of Genghis Khan, conquests of China, Persia and of course Timurid Khan and the Tartar Nomads along with the downfall of the Empire. So there are vast gaps in my knowledge and I would be grateful for any recommendations you have.
I'm also looking for a book about Russian history, from Kiev Russia to Red October.
Again thanks in advance.