- All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror 625 copies, 23 reviews
- Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq 497 copies, 15 reviews
- Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds 220 copies, 5 reviews
- The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War 112 copies, 15 reviews
- Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future 60 copies, 4 reviews
- A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It 57 copies, 1 review
- Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (David Rockefeller Center… 42 copies, 1 review
- Hilal Ve Yildiz: Iki Dünya Arasinda Türkiye 1 copy
- 'Triumphant Turkey?' in NYRB 58/13, 18 August 2011 [review of various… 1 copy
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Northshire History Reading Group
The Northshire History Reading Group will meet on Tuesday February 17th at 6pm in the Northshire Bookstore Conference Room to discuss Brothers by Stephen Kinzer
If you are a member of this reading group, please stop by the bookstore to pick up your reserved copy of this title (and receive a 20% discount) For more information call the bookstore at 802.362.2200
Location: Street: Northshire Bookstore Conference Room Additional: 4869 Main Street City: Manchester Center, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05255 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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discusses Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
For centuries, no terror was more vivid in the Western imagination than fear of "the Turk." To this day many people think of Turkey as exotic and fascinating but at the same time repressive, wild and vaguely dangerous. In Crescent and Star, Stephen Kinzer offers an intimate report on Turkey today, pulling aside the veil that has long hidden its wonders from the outside world. He traces its development into a modern state and explains the great dilemmas it now faces. Turkey is poised between Europe and Asia, caught between the glories of its Ottoman past and its hopes for a democratic future, between the traditional power of its army and the needs of its impatient citizens, between Muslim traditions and secular expectations. Will Turkey continue to hide behind its fears, remaining only half-free and fulfilling only half its great potential, or will it yield to the pressure of a new generation and become a powerful and prosperous democracy? Kinzer spent years working and living in Turkey, and he was captivated by its many delights. He describes the pleasures of smoking water pipes, searching for the ruins of lost civilizations, watching camel fights, discovering the country's greatest poet, swimming across the fabled Bosphorus and even hosting a blues program on an Istanbul radio station. He takes us from elegant city cafés to wild mountain outposts on Turkey's eastern border, talking along the way to dissidents and patriots, villagers and cabinet ministers. He reports on political trials and on his own arrest by Turkish soldiers when he was trying to uncover secrets about the army's campaign against Kurdish guerrillas. And he explores the nation's drive to join the European Union, the human-rights abuses that have kept it out and its difficult relations with Kurds, Armenians and Greeks. Will this vibrant country, Kinzer asks, become the world's first Islamic democracy? Crescent and Star makes clear why Turkey mightor might notbecome "the most audaciously successful nation of the twenty-first century." from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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