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Crete: Discovering the 'Great Island'
by John Freely
Crete is a major travel destination with two million visitors per year. This guide is the product of a long summer the author spent living in a crumbling Venetian tower, explorer every inch of the island for future travelers. Packed with history, myth and travelogue, this should be an indispensable guide for all travelers to Crete. Included inside are maps and detailed iti ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
(first published April 21st 1998)
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John Freely was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Irish immigrant parents, and spent half of his early childhood in Ireland. He dropped out of high school when he was 17 to join the U. S. Navy, serving for two years, including combat duty with a commando unit in the Pacific, India, Burma and China during the last year of World War II. After the war, he went to college on the G. I. Bill and eve ...moreMore about John Freely...