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The Grand Turk by John Freely
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Nov 25, 09

bookshelves: 2009, historical
Read in November, 2009

I had hopes for this book as it started out okay. Then I started stumbling across what I passed off as typos, then I realized the author was contradiction himself, saying one person died in 1 year and then the next year they were signing treaties. Times started hoping around, jumping forward and backward in time instead of maintaining a consistent time line, going off in depth on what was happening else where in Europe only vaguely tying it back to what was happening in the Ottoman Empire. It seemed as if he didn't have enough information to write the book on Mehmett II and had to fill it in with other histories, which had many fact misconstrued, the further he got away from his area of expertise.
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Kate You might like this one -

Linda Definitely has my attention. I will have to see if I can locate it. I am stuck in this era and location of history right now.

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