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Turkey

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXTKY90

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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

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

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

TKY151
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786572346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Istanbul that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

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

Rough Guide Turkey

TKY48
Rosie Ayliffe, Mark Dubin, John Gawthrop
Rough Guides
2016
728
024124207X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the history, culture and attractions of Turkey for the visitor.
$27.99

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

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

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

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

TKY33
Hugh and Nicole Pope
Overlook Press
2011
432
1590206908
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated for this new edition, this engaging popular history focuses on the many paradoxes of Turkey since World War I. It's an opinionated, revealing portrait of the nation by a husband-and-wife team based in Istanbul.
$22.95

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

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know

TKY230
Andrew Finkel
Oxford University Press
2011
188
019973304X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Kurdish question to economic policy, Turkey's role in Iraq and its quest for EU membership, Finkel illuminates the past and present of this strategically important nation in lively, straightforward prose. The Istanbul-based journalist brings balance and insight to the task.
$16.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

TKY226
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Michael Glazier
2008
289
081465259X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor transports us back to the ancient city of Ephesus during its heyday, including contemporary accounts from Roman to biblical times and featuring a guided walk through the city as a center of Paul's teachings.
$29.95

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

The Janissary Tree

TKY125
Jason Goodwin
Picador USA
2007
336
0374178607
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
With beautiful descriptions of Istanbul and its palaces, this engaging and bizarre historical mystery will keep you reading. The Ottoman Empire mysteries continue with The Snake Stone (TKY156, $14.00) and The Bellini Card (TKY191, $25.00), set in 1840s Venice.
$17.00

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

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

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

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

Built to Last

GEN953
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
272
0547342403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages.
$24.99