1453: the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West

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Hyperion, 2005 - History - 304 pages
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When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, a remarkable era in world history ended. Crowley gives a complete and compelling account of the Holy War for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West that gave rise to today's jihad.

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Fast paced and easy to read. - Borders
I also felt like the writing was dated stylistically. - Goodreads
Decent background, competent but not inspired prose. - Goodreads
The writing is both clear and gripping. - Goodreads
Reads like a novel and is a real page turner. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Catherine Bailey - Goodreads

Excellent book about the history of the siege at Constantinople. His writing flows so smoothly, he is able to immerse his readers into the story. Fascinating read! Read full review

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User Review  - Shakespearesgirl - Goodreads

Well, I finally finished it. And it was . . . I can't call it a bad book, because it did all the things a history book is supposed to do. Crowley wrote with great competency and authority on the ... Read full review

Contents

The Red Apple i
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The Burning Sea
9
Dreaming of Istanbul
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