Arthur S. Hoffman wrote this article about Harold Lamb, the pioneering author of eastern historical adventure fiction, for "The Bookman", March 1930. This was after Lamb had become famous for his popular histories - Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and The Crusades.
In it, he talks about how Harold Lamb got interested in Asian history and started writing historical adventure fiction set outside Europe and America, his historical expertise and depth of original research on the topics. Link after the jump.
Download the article here.