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4.0 out of 5 stars what a story-should be a film!!, 4 Sep 2009
This review is from: Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453 (Paperback)
I read this book as preparation for a trip to Istanbul. We arrived at a small hotel a hundred yards (if that) from Hagia Sophia. Whilst there I read the book again. What gripped me was the ploy and counter ploy of the Ottomans and Byzantines. The desperation and bravery of the beseiged and how so very close they came to resisting for a little longer the Ottoman conquest. I was thrilled, moved to tears and totally captivated by a story whose ending I already knew (I had read J J Norwich's trilogy). To be 'on the spot' added a depth of poignancy and some sadness to the visit. I would recommend this book as a fantastic read.......and then visit Istanbul and go to the land walls ...I defy you not to be moved!!!
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