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A novel recounting the individual tragedies of the great plague of 1665.
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Traces the history of tea, and describes the author's experiences visiting the places where the tea industry began
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Sleuth. Cook. Ottoman. Lover. Have you met Yashim yet? It's Istanbul in 1839, and as the new sultan installs his harem in the palace, the intrepid investigator Yashim is set adrift on the swirling currents of loyalty and betrayal. The dramatic treachery of Fevzi Ahmet, the admiral of the fleet, brings Yashim up against the one man he has ever hated…the only man he has ever feared. Drawn ever deeper into the closed and mysterious world of the Sultan's harem, Yashim must search for a secret that could save a life or destroy an empire. An Evil Eye is a heart-pounding mystery of exotic Istanbul and a riveting journey into a veiled realm.
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A biography of the dollar and the story of its astonishing career through the wilds of American history - as a form of art, a kind of advertising, and a reflection of American attitudes. Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 320p.
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Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, history of the Ottoman Empire - from its victory over French crusaders in 1396 to its sudden collapse at the onset of the 20th century - unfolds in this dazzling sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors. Chronology, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. 352p.
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A rich evocation of the lost world of the Ottoman Empire traces the rise of the Turks, showing their early world dominance, which touched Europe, Africa, and India, and exploring the Empire's long degeneration and fall.
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The Baklava Club

By Jason Goodwin

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"Inspector Yashim must search for an Polish prince who has been taken hostage by an Italian revolutionary cell"--
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Join Investigator Yashim for a final exotic escapade in this rich Edgar Award-winning seriesIn four previous novels, Jason Goodwin's Inspector Yashim, the eunuch detective, has led us through stylish, suspenseful, and colorful mysteries in the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire. Now, inThe Baklava Club, Yashim returns for his final adventure-and his most thrilling yet.Three naïve Italian liberals, exiled in Istanbul, have bungled their instructions to kill a Polish prince-instead, they've kidnapped him and absconded to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who are passing along false orders under the code name La Piuma, the Feather.It falls to Yashim to unravel all this-he's convinced that the prince is alive and that the Italians have hidden him somewhere. But there are just a few problems: He has no idea who La Piuma is, and he's in no mood to put up a fight-he's fallen in love! As he draws closer to the farmhouse and to the true identity of La Piuma, what Yashim discovers leaves him shocked and in the most dangerous situation of his career.Goodwin has an eye for detail like no other, and in The Baklava Club he conjures Istanbul in all its glorious exoticism. This is a breathtaking, extraordinary conclusion to one of the most beloved series in mystery fiction, and its ending will leave you truly astonished.
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The Bellini Card

By Jason Goodwin

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Istanbul, 1840: the young sultan Abdulmecid believes that Gentile Bellini’s vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, may have resurfaced in Venice. But it’s not Yashim, the eunuch detective, who takes a ship across the Mediterranean. Instead, it’s his Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, disguised as an American art dealer. What begins as a simple inquiry soon turns into a murderous game of deception and suspense, played out among the faded palazzi and sluggish canals of the decaying city. Dealers, forgers, and aristocrats become fatally involved as the search for the Bellini portrait uncovers a threat to the stability of the Ottoman throne, and the peace of Europe. 286p.
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It is 1836. Europe is modernizing and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just as the sultan is poised to announce sweeping political change, a wave of grisly murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. What is behind the killings? Only one man can be trusted to find out: Investigastor Yashim. A man both brilliant and near-invisible in the world, an investigator who can walk within the great halls of the empire, in its streets, and even within its seraglios - because, of course, Yashim is a eunuch. Meanwhile, the trail of clues points to the Janissaries, who 400 years were the empire's guards - now a group of ruthless mercenaries at the margin of Ottoman society. 320p.
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Following his acclaimed history of the Ottoman Empire, 'Lords of the Horizons,' Jason Goodwin makes his fiction debut with this historical mystery set in nineteenth-century Istanbul. With the modernization of Europe, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire feels he must follow suit. But as he prepares to introduce a series of sweeping political changes, a wave of murders threatens the stability of his court. The sultan turns to eunuch Yashim Togalu, who will explore the teeming streets of Istanbul to piece together the clues about the murders. The first in a planned series of novels set in Istanbul during this period. 302p.
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The Snake Stone

By Jason Goodwin

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For investigator Yashim Togalu, there's no need to seek out crime. They find him. And as readers of the award-winning novel 'The Janissary Tree', author Jason Goodwin is just warming up. In the 'The Snake Stone' Goodwin once again delights audiences with another romp through the dangerously exciting backstreets of nineteenth-century Istanbul, where Yashim finds himseld racing against time to clear his name and uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire. Along the way he encounters an unforgettable series of characters of color and locales of thrilling intrigue, in yet another exhillerating and intelligent mystery for readers world-wide.
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In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist’s mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. As the body count starts to rise, Yashim must uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way a number of vibrant characters. The stakes are high, betrayal is death. 290p.
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The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan.
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