- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2456 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: YouCaxton Publications (11 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008KNMTT4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Guide to Turkey for History Travellers (Guides for History Travellers Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
To visit Turkey without reading or taking this book with you - unless you are a specialist already - would be a missed opportunity. For Bob Fowke condenses the history and culture into accessible summaries of all emperors and sultans. Even if you are deeply versed in Turkish history, his date timelines are an easy reminder of the main epochs and characters.
I could not recommned this highly readable and witty book more highly.
Fowke's background, as both an award-winning author and an extremely popular illustrator, has placed him in a position to travel internationally, allowing him to develop close firsthand knowledge of the countries that he explores across both time and space. His lack of pretentiousness and essential modesty, as well as his versatility as a master of both the word and the visual media, are core to his writing. His consistent striving to make what some others might find esoteric or unnecessarily convoluted accessible and tempting draw his audience in.
There is an essential air of trustworthiness about Fowke's writing―we know that we are not about to be taken in by his glamorisation of the unsavory, and that what he omits for sake of brevity is not as key and core to our coming to the understanding of the lands and cultures that he explores as are the facts that he does include. Selective as his guides might be, we definitely do not feel cheated of any of the rich tapestry that go to make up the composite picture of those that he describes. Rather, he tempts us to want to find out more, and in no way jades our palate for more extensive texts than his.
However, his guides have a definite role to play in opening up the Mediterranean lands that he so joyfully explores.Read more ›
Map diagrams could be better though.
Helpful in putting history to tourist places.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very readable and clear account of a complex history. Concise and logical without being boring. It explained a lot of things to me of which I was unclear.Published 3 months ago by Brenda Boyce
a bit superficial and jokey, rather than in-depth history, but easy to read and enough to get by on for a short trip. Nobody wants to mention the Armenians!Published 21 months ago by Frances
Really good. Read a lot of bigger books but this one is an excellent summary .Published on 9 Aug. 2014 by Mr. G. Tempest
Maybe it is because I did not read the details when I bought this but I did not expect a book that looks like it is for kids.Published on 23 May 2014 by Amazon Customer
A hilarious romp through three thousand years of Turkish history yet a very good introduction. It is quick and easy to readPublished on 17 Mar. 2014 by Ian Fraser
the service and product were good that's all I want to say but this box needs twenty or more wordsPublished on 25 Jan. 2014 by Mr M J Little