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    The Cretan War 1645 – 1671

    This book describes in considerable detail one of the least-known wars of the seventeenth century: the campaign waged by the expansionist Islamic Ottoman Empire to gain control of Crete, which Venice had owned since 1211. Crete had great economic and strategic importance; once it was in Ottoman...
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    Behind the Lawrence Legend

    In the introductory chapter of T E Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a paragraph containing a list of names of others who worked to facilitate the “Arab Revolt”. Lawrence’s comment that they "also did their best" is a monumental understatement. Philip Walker’s extensively researched Behind...