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A history of the dollar from its beginnings in the American Revolution to the present day, by the author of 'Lords of the Horizons.' This fascinating study delves into the folklore and the development of printing, investigates wild cats and counterfeiters, explains why 'a buck is a buck' and how Dixie got its name. Bibliography, index. B&W illus. 321p.
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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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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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The Janissary Tree

By Jason Goodwin

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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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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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