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The janissary tree : a novel

Author: Jason Goodwin
Publisher: New York : Picador, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname ... a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 9780312426132 0312426135
OCLC Number: 135170656
Notes: Includes an excerpt from the next Investigator Yashim mystery, The snake stone.
First published in the United States by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Description: 320 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Jason Goodwin.
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"It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname ... a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years, they were the empire's elite soldiers, but they grew too powerful, and ten years ago, the Sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback?"--Publisher description.

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