Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Random House Trade
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Pages
334
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812977646
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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 widely 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.

Reviews

"[Crowley] offers exquisitely delicate insights and undulating descriptive passages. Yet in his descriptions of the battles, his prose is so taut and tense, it is impossible not to be caught up in the harrowing action."--Christian Science Monitor

"A masterly narrative that captures the religious fervor, brutality and mayhem of this intensive contest."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Gripping . . . This is a rare combination of a history book that reads with the detail, insight and pace of a novel."--Tampa Tribune

"Crowley has an astonishing gift for narration; his account is as exciting as any thriller."--Wall Street Journal

"Crowley's page-turner history . . . deserves to be this [season's] most recommended nonfiction book. . . . Rich in character, action, surprise, what transpired in those few desperate weeks is one of history's best and most thrilling stories."--Dallas Morning News
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