Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Set during the height of the Ottoman Empire and with Christendom weakened and vulnerable, this is the story of the fifty-year battle for domination of the Mediterranean, centered around the titanic battles of Rhodes, Malta, and Lepanto-three of the most dramatic and decisive battles in world history.
About the Author
Roger Crowley was born in 1951 and spent part of his childhood in Malta. He read English at Cambridge University, then taught English in Istanbul, where he developed a strong interest in the history of Turkey. He has traveled throughout the Mediterranean basin over many years and has a wide-ranging knowledge of its geography and its past. Roger has a reading knowledge of Turkish, several European languages, and Latin. He is the author of 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West. British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian, and from the very real life of Napoleon to the entirely imagined lives of sorcerers and swashbucklers. He has won numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile in 2009. Lee is also an accomplished stage actor and wrote and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit.
Praise for Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World…
"A masterly narrative that captures the religious fervor, brutality and mayhem of this intensive contest for the 'center of the world.'" ---Kirkus Starred Review