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Virtual Historical Trip,
This review is from: Diversions of a Diplomat in Turkey (Paperback)
I have acquired the first edition of the book as a gift from my mom. As a Turkish-American, I was surprised by the title, which addresses the Ottoman Empire as Turkey. The reading of the book truly takes me back to the last two decades before the fall of the Ottoman Empire. I strongly recommend the book, since it has successfully painted a picture of Turkish society of 1880s. I am stunned to find so many commonalties between then and now in terms of culture and interaction among individuals. I also appreciate the beautiful and skillful language used in description of those times.
The book is particularly humorous and insightful to an individual such as myself, who is considering a career in foreign service.