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Ghost Empire - Richard Fidler
eBook Published: 1st August 2016
ISBN: 9781460706916
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In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son. Ghost Empire is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilization, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.

Richard Fidler presents Conversations With Richard Fidler, an in-depth, up close and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. He's interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. The program is the most popular podcast in Australia, with over a million downloaded programs every month. In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world. This is his first book.

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Richard Fidler presents Conversations With Richard Fidler, an in-depth, up close and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. He's interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. The program is the most popular podcast in Australia, with over a million downloaded programs every month. In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world.

This is his first book.

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Excellent reading something I will read again

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This is an informative tale on the history of Istanbul and is enlightening my views on this very ancient city.

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Fascinating history well told

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History books are mostly laboursome to read but with this book, I felt that I was living the tale. It's hard to put down. I look forward to more of Richard's books.

Noosa

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Ghost empire ok

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Get a diferent point of view. Contains some good research and interesting accounts

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'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester

ISBN: 9781460706916
ISBN-10: 1460706919
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st August 2016

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