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Legendary Turkey & the Turquoise Coast

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Eyewitness Guide Turkey

TKY82
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
420
146544050X
PAPER
Guidebook
7/15/2013
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book provides a thorough overview of history, traditions and sights.
$30.00

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
$17.00

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

TKY43
Seton Lloyd
University of California Press
2013
240
0520220420
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of cultures and conquest, from the Hittites to St. Paul, that illuminates the living past of Turkey's archaeological treasures. This classic by Professor Lloyd, first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, is now in a 25th anniversary edition.
$34.95

Turkey Map

TKY29
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2012
2
3707903303
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This shaded relief map includes a detailed map of Western Turkey (1:800,000) on the reverse.
$14.95

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

MED90
Mitchell Reddish, Clyde Fant
Oxford University Press
2003
395
0195139186
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the places, history and archaeology of the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, geared for the traveler.
$29.99

Culture Smart! Turkey

TKY127
Charlotte McPherson
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

Insight Guide Turkey

TKY38
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
448
1780052138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With separate chapters on Istanbul, Ephesus, the Aegean Coast, Lycia, and Cappadocia, this handy guide features hundreds of photographs and essays on history, culture and nature.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Turkish Phrasebook

TKY115
Arzu Kurklu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211953
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. With a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.
$9.99

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

TKY07
John Freely
St. Martins
2004
403
1850436185
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of the ancient sites of the Turkish coast from Istanbul to Gallipoli to Antioch, Pergamum, Ephesus and Halicarnassus.
$26.00

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

A Short History of Byzantium

TKY18
John Julius Norwich
Alfred Knopf
1998
432
0679772693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed and evocative history of the span of the great empire from the fourth to the 15th century, brimming with intrigue, palace revolution and treachery.
$19.00

A Traveller's History of Turkey

TKY13
Richard Stoneman
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
247
1566566207
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible, well-written overview of Turkish history from the Paleolithic to the present.
$14.95

Harem, The World Behind the Veil

ARB23
Alev Lytle Croutier
Abbeville Publishing Group
2014
232
1558591591
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating illustrated look at the culture of the Harem -- particularly the well-known quarters at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. The author combines interviews, history and a wonderful selection of art in this intriguing book.
$29.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

TKY17
Bernard Lewis
University of Oklahoma Press
1989
187
0806110600
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this slim volume the great Islamic scholar describes the invasion of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 1453, evoking the city at this pivotal moment in its long history.
$24.95

Lords of the Horizons

TKY44
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2003
351
0312420668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goodwin artfully combines his modern travels with scholarship, history and reflection, capturing the outrageous personalities, events and vagaries of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire.
$20.00

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos.
$18.99

The Secret History

TKY11
G. A. Williamson (Translator), Procopius
Penguin
2007
208
0140455280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This is historical mudslinging only a Byzantine could devise, a withering account of the scandals, intrigues and infidelities of the splendid empire and the court of Emperor Justinian by none other than its official historian.
$16.00

Turkey, A Modern History

TKY10
Erik Zurcher
St. Martins
2004
245
1860649580
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively historical account of the Turkish state from 1780 to the establishment of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923. Special attention is given to the "Young Turk" movement and Kemil Ataturk in this comprehensive volume.
$35.00

A Fez of the Heart, Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

TKY16
Jeremy Seal
Harvest Books
1996
337
0156003937
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Deftly combining reporting, history, politics and travel, Seal doesn't really focus his Turkish travels entirely on the felt hat! It's just the pretext to comment on the country and the dramatic changes since the rise of Kemil Ataturk (who banned the Fez in 1925).
$20.95

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Random House
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Birds Without Wings

TKY91
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
2005
480
1400079322
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
De Bernieres offers sweeping historical scope, memorable characters, drama and many new vocabulary words in this stupendous novel set in Anatolia during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
$16.95

Snow

TKY93
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely (Translator)
Alfred Knopf
2005
448
0375706860
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The prominent contemporary Turkish author examines the clash between East and West in this story of a snowbound village and its inhabitants in modern Turkey.
$16.95

The Iliad

GRE173
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2002
704
0140275363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bard’s tale of the Trojan War in all its fury and glory, this wonderful translation brings all the power of the original to English.
$19.00

The Towers of Trebizond

TKY15
Rose MacAulay, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
277
159017058X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mixing high farce, archaeology, history and lively travel writing, Rose MacAulay's impossibly witty short novel is back in a new edition. Originally published in 1956, MacAulay follows the adventures of English missionaries traipsing across Turkey from Istanbul to Trebizond.
$16.00

For Kids

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

GRE42
Anton Powell
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068216
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$48.75

The Children's Homer, The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

GRE46
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
2004
256
0689868839
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A three-time Newbery Award-winning author, Colum retells these classic tales from antiquity for young readers.
$9.99

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

GRE60
Linda Honan
John Wiley & Son
1998
113
0471154547
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Subtitled "Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life," this book zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Greece, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

The Persian Boy

GRE74
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
419
0394751019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, the Persian slave boy who became the servant and lover of the king.
$16.95

Troy

GRE156
Adele Geras
Harcourt Books
2002
352
0152045708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A highly acclaimed young adult novel, essentially a retelling of "The Iliad" from four Trojan teenagers' points of view. Adele Geras won critical kudos for her book's historical accuracy and YA vigor.
$7.99

Mosque

TKY89
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
96
054701547X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Written and illustrated by the award-winning MacAulay, this so-called children’s book is just as engaging for the parents with richly detailed illustrations of the art, architecture, design and construction of a 16th-century Turkish mosque. Informative and educational text accompanies the lavish pictures.
$9.95

The Road from Home, A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope

TKY116
David Kherdian
HarperCollins
1995
256
068814425X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Kherdian's compelling introduction to the history and experience of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Turkey focuses on the story of one girl (the author's mother) and her escape to America.
$8.99

Black Ships Before Troy, The Story of The Iliad

TKY171
Rosemary Sutcliff
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2005
160
055349483X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A retelling of the Trojan War story for younger readers, illustrated in watercolor.
$7.99

Turkey in Pictures

TKY177
Francesca Di Piazza
Lerner Publishing Group
2004
64
082251169X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Text and photographs introduce the geography, history, government, people, culture and economy of Turkey.
$31.99

The Hero Schliemann, The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy

TKY178
Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press
2006
80
0763622834
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For ages 9-11, this engaging, illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann -- a nineteenth-century German romantic who most believe found the ancient city of Troy -- reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of archaeologist, mythmaker, and crook.
$17.99

Dateline: Troy

TKY179
Paul Fleischman
Candlewick Press
2006
80
0763630845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Fleischman offers his readers modern equivalents for the events chronicled in the Illiad. This beautifully designed books parallels invented articles on the Trojan War with headlines about present day conflicts.
$8.99