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Great Lives Series
Charles R. Swindoll
0849917492
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description

Paul's life was never dull. First appearing in the New Testament as a violent enemy of Christ, Paul later went on to not only put his faith in the risen Lord but to pen thirteen letters of the New Testament--in the midst of being beaten, shipwrecked, snakebitten, imprisoned, and chased out of town. Let Charles Swindoll be your guide as you travel down the road to Damascus with Paul and discover the passion for Jesus that drove this hero of the faith.



Watermelons, Walnuts and the Wisdom of Allah: And Other Tales of the Hoca

0896722546


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Card catalog description
A collection of tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, as he appears in the legends of Turkey.


Lonely Planet Turkey, 9th Edition
Pat Yale
1740596838
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years, and as a result has experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

This bestselling guide is the ticket to no-nonsense travel in Turkey. Far-reaching coverage of the...



Istanbul : The Imperial City

0140244611


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Book Description
"Surrounded by a garland of waters" on the narrow straits of the Bosporus dividing Europe and Asia, Istanbul--formerly known as Constantinople--has been an unrivaled locus of cultural exchange since its beginnings as the Greek colony Byzantium. In its more than twenty-six centuries of existence the city has survived countless natural and political catastrophes, foreign conquests, and dynastic upheavals, enduring fantastic changes in religion, language, political status, and name. Despite these onslaughts of time, a vibrant local character and spirit have abided. This fascinating history of the city from its foundation to the present is a guide for the curious traveler as well as an evocation of an illustrious past.
Also included is a comprehensive gazetteer of all major monuments and museums


Turkey for Thanksgiving
Eve Bunting
0395742129
September 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although a paper turkey decorates Mrs. Moose's Thanksgiving table, she longs for the real thing--so her obliging husband sets out to find her one. He is joined by his soon-to-be dinner guests: Rabbit, in his quilted down vest; poky Porcupine, in his furry earmuffs; and ravenous Mr. Goat, who devours everything in sight, including Sheep's plaid hat. They find Turkey hiding in his nest, surrounded by signs that discourage visitors. Trying to console the terrified bird, Mr. Moose explains: "We just want you for Thanksgiving dinner," which only confirms Turkey's fears. Young readers will be as thrilled as Turkey to hear that Mrs. Moose wants him at her table, not on it. Together, Bunting's ( In the Haunted House ; The Wednesday Surprise ) good-natured tale and de Groat's ( Hi Bears, Bye Bears ) autumn-hued, richly...


Istanbul
Orhan Pamuk
1400040957
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Turkish novelist Pamuk (Snow) presents a breathtaking portrait of a city, an elegy for a dead civilization and a meditation on life's complicated intimacies. The author, born in 1952 into a rapidly fading bourgeois family in Istanbul, spins a masterful tale, moving from his fractured extended family, all living in a communal apartment building, out into the city and encompassing the entire Ottoman Empire. Pamuk sees the slow collapse of the once powerful empire hanging like a pall over the city and its citizens. Central to many Istanbul residents' character is the concept of hüzün (melancholy). Istanbul's hüzün, Pamuk writes, "is a way of looking at life that... is ultimately as life affirming as it is negating." His world apparently in permanent decline, Pamuk revels in the darkness and decay...


Eyewitness Travel Guide to Turkey
Manufactured by DK Publishing
0789483297
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From Greek and Roman ruins such as Ephesus to busting bazaars to virgin beaches, this guide brings the reader the best that Turkey has to offer. Includes extensive coverage of the different quarters of Istanbul and highlights places such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.


The Cat Who Talked Turkey
Lilian Jackson Braun
0515138754
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like other recent books in Braun's best-selling series that began with The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (1966), this loosely plotted novel, the 26th to feature Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum and Moose County journalist Jim Qwilleran, isn't quite up to the standard of earlier entries, but it still provides plenty of escapist fun. The shooting death of a well-dressed gentleman in the woods on Qwill's property is nearly neglected in the fuss and excitement engendered by the neighboring town of Brrr's bicentennial. On the trail of a story for the celebration, Qwill interviews Edythe Carroll, a wealthy widow who has retired to Ittibittiwassee Estates from the magnificent mansion she plans to leave to her granddaughter, Lish (short for Alicia). Little does Edythe know that Lish and her boyfriend, Lush, have already...


The Road From Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl

068814425X


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From Publishers Weekly
ISBN 0-688-14425-X This Newbery Honor book tells the affecting tale of the author's mother and her family were driven from their home in Turkey in 1915. Ages 11-up. (Aug.) qCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description

David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

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Troy
David Gemmell
0345458354
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Bestseller Gemmell (Legend) boldly recasts the Trojan War in this first of a new trilogy, which centers on a warrior variously called Helikaon, Aeneas or the Golden One, who's blessed by luck to have all he turns his hand to prosper. Populated by compelling and finely drawn characters taken from either Greek mythology (Odysseus, Hektor, etc.) or the author's own fertile imagination, the novel lays the groundwork for the war to come. Spurred by prophecy, Agamemnon, King of Mykene, sets his men the task of killing Aeneas. The ensuing conflict threatens to engulf the Mediterranean. While this enchanting tale is more historical fiction than fantasy (the obligatory oracles and Kassandra's prophecies are the only hints of magic), genre fans and more general readers alike will have trouble putting it...


Tenth Legion: Tips, Tactics, and Insights on Turkey Hunting
Tom Kelly
1592286011
January 2005
Paperback
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Review
“The first and most famous book by the poet laureate of modern turkey hunting.” --Turkey Call


Death of a Turkey
Kate Borden
0425204464
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
It's Thanksgiving--and it's not just the turkey who's in danger.

As tourists arrive at Cobb's Landing to enjoy an authentic Colonial-style Thanksgiving, mayor Peggy Turner would be thankful for nothing more than a clue as to who killed her neighbor--a clue that didn't point to her.


Istanbul (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Mehmet Arap
0789497255
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Highlights include: Seraglio Point, Sultanahmet, the Baxaar Quarter, and Beyoglu.


Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey
Anastasia M. Ashman (Editor)
1580051553
March 2006
Paperback
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Publishing Trends, June 2005, an intelligence newsletter for the American publishing industry
"Impressive. [These women] lead the way in reconciling the many conflicts and misunderstandings between east and west."

Tim Severin, world explorer, author and filmmaker who has followed in the footsteps of historic adventurers like Marco Polo and Sinbad the Sailor, and a regular contributor to National Geographic
"Absolutely riveting. These memoirs offer much more than glimpses of domestic Turkey. Men should read them and be informed."

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1453
Roger Crowley
1401301916
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
On May 29, 1453, Ottoman forces, under the leadership of Mehmet II, concluded their long and bloody siege of Constantinople by storming the city and overtaking it. According to Crowley, who works in publishing in England;the Ottoman conquest of the city brought to an end centuries of conflict between the Byzantine Empire and Islam. In overwhelming detail and colorless prose, Crowley chronicles the story of an ancient city and its attraction to members of two major religions. Before Mehmet's conquest, Constantinople had faced various unsuccessful sieges, and Crowley faithfully records them. The most destructive events came between 1341 and 1371, when earthquakes and the Black Death devastated the city, turning it into a forlorn series of villages. Although the Byzantine capital recovered enough of its former glory...


Ataturk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey
Andrew Mango
158567334X
August 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1923, reports Mango, a satirical magazine ran a cartoon showing the three faces of Turkey--the nation, the assembly and the government. All were identical: the features were those of Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), an army officer who had salvaged the core of defeated Turkey after the 1914-1918 war to create a secular republic. A decade later, still trying to structure an identity for what remained of the polyglot, ramshackle Ottoman Empire, he decreed--as virtual dictator of a nation now largely populated by Muslims--that inhabitants had to take surnames. For himself, he adopted Ataturk, literally Father Turk. Mango (a retired BBC expert on Turkey and author of three previous books on the country) gives this man, one of the least-known nation-builders of the last century, full treatment, from his earliest days to...


Over the River: A Turkey's Tale
Derek Anderson
0689876351
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A top-hatted father turkey, his bonnet-wearing wife and their bespectacled chick, clutching a pilgrim doll, set out for Grandmother's house in Anderson's (Little Quack) rendition of Child's song. The feathered family meets a horse who literally "carr[ies] the sleigh" up a snowy hill while they stick to the road and encounter a predatory dog. The expressions on the fleeing fowls are priceless, as are other comical touches, but the hound's change of heart seems sudden, so that the final scene of turkeys, hound and horse sharing a bounteous meal, sounds a false note. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3–Anderson's amusing acrylic artwork provides...


To Live is Christ
Beth Moore
0805424237
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
His undying passion for Christ continues to inspire and challenge those with a deep spiritual hunger for the things of God. Now acclaimed Bible teacher and author Beth Moore traces the life of the apostle Paul from his childhood to his martyrdom. Readers will be greatly refreshed by the obvious mercy of God that cause those who have failed him to repent and serve Him wholeheartedly and effectively.

About the Author
Beth Moore is a writer and teacher of best-selling Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States. A dedicated wife and mother of two, Moore lives in Houston, Texas, where she serves on the pastor’s council of First Baptist Church and teaches a coed adult Sunday school class with an attendance of over three hundred. ...


Five Silly Turkeys
Salina Yoon
0843114169
August 2005
Board Book
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Book Description
Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things! From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. And at just $5.99, this shiny fabric–tabbed book is a holiday treat that is sure to be gobbled up quickly.


A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids about Sex
Kevin Leman
031025096X
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
You’re already establishing a track record with your kid by how you listen, by what you say when you’re angry, and by how you treat your spouse. We like to surprise parents who ask us, “When do I start talking about sex?” The answer is, you’ve already started.

As difficult as talking with your child about sex, peer pressure, and self-image may seem, you can do it—and you must. Your child’s future depends on it. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of guidance and insight available in A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids about Sex.

Family psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman and sexuality educator Kathy Flores Bell guide you safely along the sometimes rocky road of pubescence as your child heads toward adolescence. This practical and engaging book...


Clash of the Carriers : The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II
Stephen Coonts (Foreword), Barrett Tillman
0451216709
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Author of specialty histories about U.S. Navy planes of the Pacific War, Tillman here writes up the war's largest carrier--versus--carrier battle. Exacting in his attention to data about planes and weapons, Tillman's narrative of the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 remains sufficiently straightforward to follow through the fury of dogfights and bombing attacks. Briefing readers about the strategic precipitator for the battle, the American capture of the Mariana Islands, Tillman explains what the Japanese navy proposed to do about it. Having rebuilt its naval air force after the Midway disaster, the Japanese retained one technical advantage: superior aircraft range. Unfortunately for them, the arsenal of democracy had built a superior fighter plane since Midway: the Hellcat, which in this battle destroyed every...


The Greek Islands
Marc Dubin
0789494256
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look.


A Plump and Perky Turkey
Teresa Bateman
0761451889
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"The people in Squawk Valley/ were downhearted and depressed./ Thanksgiving was approaching,/ but without its special guest." All the turkeys have fled town except for one fowl named Pete who responds to a ploy a "model wanted" ad for the local art show. After posing for various sculptors, painters and collage artists, Pete steals off with a turkey made from oatmeal as payment and joins up with his other feathered pals. Shelly's exaggerated settings and caricatures do little to season Bateman's (Leprechaun Gold) prolix delivery and half-baked premise. Ages 4-8. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
reS-Gr 2-In this rhyming story, Pete, a turkey outsmarts the townsfolk of...


Sons of the Conquerors
Hugh Hope
1585676411
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Delving deep into a world most westerners are shamefully ignorant of, this highly readable collection of essays about Turkic people from Virginia to Xinjiang, China, buzzes with life and personality even as it explains topics as obscure as the inner workings of Azerbaijani politics. Pope, who also wrote (with Nicole Pope) Turkey Unveiled and is the Istanbul correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, has a knack for storytelling and an inexhaustible store of novelistic details-the pop of a weld torch, for example, as an Istanbul ironworker explains that UFOs are proof that Americans have djinns (evil spirits) instead of souls. The only real flaw in this appealing, affectionate portrait of the Turkic world (a term that includes all Turkish speakers, not only those who live in Turkey) is that all this vivid...


Lonely Planet Istanbul (Lonely Planet Istanbul)
Virginia Maxwell
1740594835
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Istanbul is a cultural mosaic, a heady mix of the hip and the classical, the ultramodern and the ancient - discover the great intercontinental city with Lonely Planet. Whether you want to shop for carpets, behold architectural treasures, catch a Bosphorus ferry or smoke a nargileh, this stylish and street-smart guide is your essential companion. • TAP INTO THE PULSE of the metropolis with our Entertainment listings and City Life coverage • HAGGLE LIKE A PRO - we give you the lowdown on the arcades of the Grand Bazaar, Beyoglu's designer boutiques and the best antique and curio shops • TRAVEL THROUGH TIME with our walking tours highlighting Byzantine and Ottoman glories and the city's atmospheric neighborhoods • EAT AND SLEEP LIKE A SULTAN - discerning listings cover Istanbul's burgeoning...


Emergence of Modern Turkey
Bernard W. Lewis
0195134605
September 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey has established itself as the preferred one-volume history of modern Turkey. It covers the emergence of Turkey over two centuries, from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day. In a new
chapter, Lewis discusses the origins of his book in the Cold War era and the events that have taken place since its first publication in 1961. This new edition addresses Turkey's emergence as a decidedly Western-oriented power despite internal opposition from neutralists and Islamic fundamentalists.
It examines such issues as Turkey's inclusion in NATO and application to the European Union, and its involvement with the politics of the Middle East. Authoritative and insightful, The Emergence of Modern Turkey remains the classic...


Babylon Rising: The Secret on Ararat (Lahaye, Tim)
Tim Lahaye, Bob Phillips
0553803239
August 31, 2004
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Jason Culp depicts Michael Murphy, biblical scholar, archaeologist, and professor, as an action figure reminiscent of Indiana Jones. LaHaye is the author of the wildly popular, and recently completed, Left Behind series. The second book of his new series features Murphy going up against his nemesis, Methuselah, who taunts the hero with clues that require him to repeatedly defy death in his search for Noah's Ark. Using flashbacks, Culp also portrays Noah, his family, and their journey on the Ark with a sense of adventure and innocence. Culp's taut reading style and brisk timing lead to palpable suspense. Although well done, the story's flashbacks demand attention, several subplots are unresolved, and the ending is too quick. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland,...

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