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Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe Paperback – February 16, 2012
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'Miltiades Varvounis describes Sobieski's personality and lasting accomplishments in an exciting and illuminating way that will captivate the imagination of every reader of History books, while, at the same time, bringing back to life a period of relentless struggles between Christianity and Islam that formed the ''last chapter'' of European chivalry.'
DR NICOLAOS NICOLOUDIS, King's College London
'This masterpiece by Miltiades Varvounis not only brings to light a forgotten genius but also sheds light onto an important part of the long turbulent Turkish history.'
CUMA BARAK, University of Gaziantep
'The author masterfully brings to light one of the most prominent personalities of the seventeenth century who was not only a great ruler and an astute military leader but who also changed the course of history by saving Europe from the Islamic onslaught.'
LITHUANIAN HERITAGE magazine
'A fascinating, thorough and very much needed biography of a leader whose name is virtually unknown outside of Eastern Europe. Varvounis describes Sobieski with just the right dose of historical detail and imagination - this is a work of history that reads like a work of fiction.'
EWA BRONOWICZ, The Post Eagle
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My son was working on our genealogy and come to find out that we are descendants to this king. So we had to have a book about Uncle Jan.
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There are few books written in or translated into English about Jan Sobieski, King of Poland, warruior and statesman. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara Gianviti
While reading I could clearly tell that the Author was passionate about his subject.
But there are some undeniable translation issues that cannot be ignored. Read more
There is a great story to be written about Jan Sobieski who stopped the European threat of the Turks This is not it.Published 3 months ago by scaramouche
I think this book has great potential. However, as most of the other comments have rightly suggested, this book needs a good English editor and a cleaned up second edition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by OLV_Sobieski
Well detailed and researched but choppy reading. Needed to be better edited.Published 6 months ago by Fran
translation was a little rough, however the content was interesting and flowed well.Published 8 months ago by Chas Schesventer Sr.
Very Good overview of Jan III Sobieski's life. Poland was beset by enemies on all fronts. Muslims, Cossacks, and Russians in the East, Swedes to the North, the rising power of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer