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  - 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

Review: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

A breezy and engaging account of the final struggle over Constantinople. It would be easy to get bogged down in setting the context for the siege - the history of a city over 1,000 years old, the rise ... Read full review

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The Red Apple i
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The Burning Sea
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Dreaming of Istanbul
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