Best Turkey History Books
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1. The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History
Author: by Margalit Fox
The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time. Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg machine.
The New York Times Book ReviewImprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors.
To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate sances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around, and one day an Ottoman official approaches Jones with a query: Could Jones contact the spirit world to find a vast treasure rumored to be buried nearby?
Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use the Ouija boardand their keen understanding of the psychology of deceptionto build a trap for their captors that will ultimately lead them to freedom. A gripping nonfiction thriller, The Confidence Men is the story of one of the only known con games played for a good causeand of a profound but unlikely friendship.
2. KJV, Deluxe Gift Bible, Leathersoft, Teal, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version
Author: by Thomas Nelson
The KJV Deluxe Gift Bible is perfect for personal use or to give as a gift to celebrate special occasions like graduations, baptisms, birthdays, or achievements. This beautifully crafted Bible features a Leathersoft cover, gilded edges, ribbon markers, and the Thomas Nelson KJV Comfort Print Typeface.
Additional features include a special presentation page, the words of Christ in red, full-color maps, charts, and an easy-to-use dictionary-concordance. This edition is part of Thomas Nelson’s line of easy-to-read Comfort Print KJV Bibles. Blending modern technology with old-world craftsmanship, Comfort Print KJV Bibles are designed with exclusively commissioned typography by the world’s leading Bible type foundry, 2K/Denmark.
The KJV Comfort Print typeface was designed to reflect the beautiful and timeless character of the King James translation and to enhance your scripture reading experience. Features Include:Exclusive KJV Comfort PrintBeautiful new Thomas Nelson KJV fontWords of Christ in redEasy-to-use Dictionary-ConcordanceMiracles and Parables of JesusRibbon markerGilded page edgesPresentation page Full-color mapsClear and readable 8-point print size.
3. Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe
Author: by John Julius Norwich
April 4, 2017
Bad behavior makes for entertaining history in this bold history of Europe, the Middle East, and the men who ruled them in the early sixteenth century (Kirkus Reviews). John Julius Norwichthe very model of a popular historianis acclaimed for his distinctive ability to weave together a fascinating narrative through vivid detail, colorful anecdotes, and captivating characters.
Here, he explores four leadersHenry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, and Suleimanwho led their countries during the Renaissance (The Wall Street Journal). Francis I of France was the personification of the Renaissance, and a highly influential patron of the arts and education.
Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V was the most powerful man of the time, and unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor.
And Suleiman the Magnificentwho stood apart as a Muslimbrought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power. These men collectively shaped the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains. With remarkable erudition, John Julius Norwich offers an important history, masterfully written, indelibly depicting four dynamic characters and how their incredible achievementsand obsessions with one anotherchanged Europe forever (The Washington Times).
4. The Richest Man in Babylon
Author: by George S. Clason
July 10, 2021
Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.
In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of and a solution to your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime.
This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money and making more. The Richest Man in Babylon: Read it and recommend it to loved onesand get on the road to riches.George S. Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874.
He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish- American War. Beginning a long career in publishing, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado, and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada.
6. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
Author: by Tamim Ansary
The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the center.
His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective.
He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe-a place it long perceived as primitive-had somehow hijacked destiny.
7. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
Author: by David Fromkin
Published with a new afterword from the authorthe classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflictsincluding the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sectsare rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War.
In A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all seemed possible, he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time, showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day.
A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this edition of the book, includes his invaluable, updated assessment of this region of the world today, and on what this history has to teach us.
8. The Question of Palestine
Author: by Edward W. Said
This original and deeply provocative book was the first to make Palestine the subject of a serious debate-one that remains as critical as ever. With the rigorous scholarship he brought to his influential Orientalism and an exile’s passion (he is Palestinian by birth), Edward W.
Said traces the fatal collision between two peoples in the Middle East and its repercussions in the lives of both the occupier and the occupied-as well as in the conscience of the West. He has updated this landmark work to portray the changed status of Palestine and its people in light of such developments as the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the intifada, the Gulf War, and the ongoing MIddle East peace initiative.
For anyone interested in this region and its future, The Question of Palestine remains the most useful and authoritative account available.
9. God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World
Author: by Alan Mikhail
Best Books of the Year Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, History Today Longlisted Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Editors’ Choice New York Times Book ReviewA stunning work of global history…. Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world….A tour de force.
Greg GrandinLong neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New World.
Yet, despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world, the Ottoman Empire’s history has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and even suppressed in the West. Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history, retelling the story of the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (14701520).
10. Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History
Author: by Nur Masalha
This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine’s millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day.
Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine’s multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the IsraelPalestinian conflict. In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past.
Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country’s history.
11. Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
Author: by Lars Brownworth
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy.
For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization. When Europe fell into the Dark Ages, Byzantium held fast against Muslim expansion, keeping Christianity alive. Streams of wealth flowed into Constantinople, making possible unprecedented wonders of art and architecture.
And the emperors who ruled Byzantium enacted a saga of political intrigue and conquest as astonishing as anything in recorded history. Lost to the West is replete with stories of assassination, mass mutilation and execution, sexual scheming, ruthless grasping for power, and clashing armies that soaked battlefields with the blood of slain warriors numbering in the tens of thousands.
12. The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege of Constantinople
Author: by Ernle Bradford
April 1, 2014
An engrossing chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, from the bestselling author of Thermopylae. At the dawn of the thirteenth century, Constantinople stood as the bastion of Christianity in Eastern Europe. The capital city of the Byzantine Empire, it was a center of art, culture, and commerce that had commanded trading routes between Asia, Russia, and Europe for hundreds of years.
But in 1204, the city suffered a devastating attack that would spell the end of the Holy Roman Empire. The army of the Fourth Crusade had set out to reclaim Jerusalem, but under the sway of their Venetian patrons, the crusaders diverted from their path in order to lay siege to Constantinople.
With longstanding tensions between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the crusaders set arms against their Christian neighbors, destroying a vital alliance between Eastern and Western Rome. In The Great Betrayal, historian Ernle Bradford brings to life this powerful tale of envy and greed, demonstrating the far-reaching consequences this siege would have across Europe for centuries to come.
13. Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
Author: by Raymond Ibrahim
Da Capo Press
A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam-the sword and scimitar-have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad’s order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.
Sword and Scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian territory in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom, which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat-until its reemergence in recent times.
Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.
14. Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
Author: by Caroline Finkel
The definitive history of the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I.
In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.
15. DK Eyewitness Istanbul (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
DK Eyewitness Travel
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. Explore the must-see Hagia Sophia, take in the beauty of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and don’t miss out on the incredible street food.
Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul. Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance. Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul truly shows you this city as no one else can.
16. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (ALA Notable Books for Adults)
Author: by Scott Anderson
Anchor (August 6, 2013)
August 6, 2013
One of the Best Books of the Year:The Christian Science MonitorNPRThe Seattle Times St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chicago TribuneA New York Times Notable BookFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in BiographyThe Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E.
Lawrence, a sideshow of a sideshow. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself.
In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army as he fought a rearguard action against his own government and its imperial ambitions. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.