Reading for Pleasure

I still haven’t read Austin Bay’s new book on Ataturk, but it’s going to the top of my (virtual) reading pile after seeing this WSJ review.

Got caught up in the whole region years ago, after getting sent Noriwich’s A Short History of Byzantium, because I’d forgotten to fill out the Do Not Send card from the History Book Club. Followed that up with a couple of books — since forgotten — on the Ottomans, who replaced the Greeks as the imperialists of the Eastern Med. But I’ve been short on post-WWI reading on Turkey, so Austin’s book will be a welcome addition to the library.