Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Smyrna 1922 : the Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance

Book - 2009
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On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions.

PARADISE LOST is told with the narrative verve that has made Giles Milton a bestselling historian. It unfolds through the memories of the survivors, many of them interviewed for the first time, and the eyewitness accounts of those who found themselves caught up in one of the greatest catastrophes of the modern age.

Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2009.
ISBN: 9780340837870
Characteristics: [xx], 426 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps, ports. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 11, 2011

Well written and engaging. If you read this and want to learn more about Smyrna and the Levantine region,Philip Mansel's the Levant is worth picking up.

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