Crete

  • Auteur: Barry Unsworth
  • ISBN: 1426209126
  • Date de sortie: 2011-06-15
  • Collection: National Geographic Books
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"His keen understanding of history and legend...illuminate[s] his visits." —Publishers Weekly "A vivid picture of the island." —Associated Press "It is hard to think of anywhere on earth where so many firsts and mosts are crammed into a space so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the first Greek laws, as well as the home of 15 mountain ranges and the longest gorge in Europe, this land is indisputably unique. And since ancient times, its inhabitants have maintained an astonishing tenacity and sense of national identity, even as they suffered conquest and occupation by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Germans. Throughout this evocative book, now in trade paper, Unsworth describes the incredible physical and cultural proportions of the island—in history, myth, and reality. Moving and artful, Crete gives readers a comprehensive picture and rich understanding of this complex—and indeed, almost magical—world of Mediterranean wonders. With the same keen eye and clear, eloquent prose that distinguishes his acclaimed historical novels, Barry Unsworth delivers his readers a two-fold traveler's reward, at once a wonderfully detailed panorama of Crete's many layers of history and an evocative portrait of an island almost literally larger than life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crete

  • Auteur: John Freely
  • ISBN: 9780941533638
  • Date de sortie: 1989-01-01
  • Collection: New Amsterdam Books
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"Freely provides detailed maps and itineraries for extended excursions. Sized to fit with ease into a backpack or a glove box, this useful compendium is suitable for all travelers to that part of the world."–Booklist

Crete

  • Auteur: Antony Beevor
  • ISBN: 1848546351
  • Date de sortie: 2011-10-13
  • Collection: Hachette UK
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The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.

Crete

  • Auteur: Elizabeth Clutton
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1976
  • Collection: David & Charles Publishers
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Crete

  • Auteur: Victoria Kyriakopoulos
  • ISBN: 9781741040395
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Lonely Planet
  • Total Download: 4149
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Dramatic mountains and sparkling seas, bustling cities and secluded olive groves, ancient ruins and sleek resorts - Crete is an island of irresistible contrasts. Whether you're gorge walking or Minotaur hunting, celebrating Orthodox Easter or simply sun seeking, our definitive guide gives you detailed regional coverage for the perfect getaway.

Crete

  • Auteur:
  • ISBN: 9783886188178
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Total Download: 8168
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Battle of Crete

  • Auteur: Albert Palazzo
  • ISBN: 0980320410
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: Big Sky Publishing
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