City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

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$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Random House Trade
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Pages
435
Dimensions
5.24 X 1.03 X 8.01 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812980226
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About the Author

Roger Crowley was born in 1951 and spent part of his childhood in Malta. He read English at Cambridge University and taught English in Istanbul, where he developed a strong interest in the history of Turkey. He has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean basin over many years and has a wide-ranging knowledge of its history and culture. He lives in Gloucestershire, England. He is also the author of 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and The Clash of Islam and the West and Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World.

Reviews

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."--The Financial Times

"[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page."--The New York Times

"Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice's past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm."--The Wall Street Journal

"A pleasure to read . . . a gripping story."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"Fascinating . . . [Crowley writes] absorbingly and accessibly for all readers of history."--Library Journal
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