*The only biography, in or out of print, of this singularly important figure in Turkish maritime history and a rattling yarn that recalls exciting tales of swashbuckling pirates.* --John Freely
Ernle Bradford (1922-1986) was a prominent British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval history. Bradford served in the Navy for the duration of World War II and later travelled throughout the Mediterranean, living for a while on Malta. He was a BBC broadcaster and magazine editor. He was also the author of many acclaimed books, including biographies Cleopatra, Hannibal, Caesar as well as The Mediterranean, The Story of the Mary Rose and Ulysses Found.
A lot of people have no idea how powerful the islamic world was at one time compared to
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Great book on a great historical personality, which has been always overlooked as a simple pirate. He is definitely not. Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Mark Twain