Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 22, 2001 - History - 288 pages
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“A sharp, spirited appreciation of where Turkey stands now, and where it may head.” —Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer In the first edition of this widely praised book, Stephen Kinzer made the convincing claim that Turkey was the country to watch—poised between Europe and Asia, between the glories of its Ottoman past and its hopes for a democratic future, between the dominance of its army and the needs of its civilian citizens, between its secular expectations and its Muslim traditions. In this newly revised edition, he adds much important new information on the many exciting transformations in Turkey’s government and politics that have kept it in the headlines, and also shows how recent developments in both American and European policies (and not only the war in Iraq) have affected this unique and perplexing nation.

  

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Review: Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

User Review  - Sooz - Goodreads

great introduction to the modern day country of Turkey and an overview of the historical elements that still have a lot of influence. Read full review

Review: Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

User Review  - Jana Hawley - Goodreads

A fabulous book to better understand current Turkey politics. I wish I had finished it before i was in Turkey this summer. Read it before you go! Read full review

Contents

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Turkey Between Two Worlds 1 Dreaming in Turkish
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 2 The Hero
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 3 Call to Prayer
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 4 Ghosts
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 7 Guardians
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 8 Death by Earthquake
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 9 Strategic Depth
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 10 The Prize
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 5 The Kurdish Puzzle
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Turkey Between Two Worlds 6 Freedom Rising
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Turkey Between Two Worlds Index
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About the author (2001)

Stephen Kinzer was Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times from 1996 to 2000. He is the author of many books, including All the Shah's Men and Overthrow. He lives in Chicago.

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