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The Western Shores of Turkey: Discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts

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Resting on two continents, Turkey reflects and absorbs the cultures of both East and West and nowhere is this more evident than along its Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. This is a land immersed in history and mythology: it is where Anthony met Cleopatra, where Herodotus, the "father" of history, was born and where legendary battles were fought--from Alexander the Great to ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 4th 2004 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published April 12th 1988)
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Mar 22, 2015 Lynette rated it it was ok
I will read this again before my next trip to Turkey. A LOT of detail and not very engaging. But extremely well researched and full of fantastic detail.
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Another fine addition to Freely's volumes of travel writing about Turkey. A great aid when planning a visit to the region and an evocative device of travelling in the mind's eye for those of us unable to get away.
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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 ...more
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