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Download e-book for iPad: The Sirens of Funagora: The Ottoman Frigate Ertugrul's by Omer Ertur

By Omer Ertur

ISBN-10: 1500626856

ISBN-13: 9781500626853

The Sirens of Funagora is the real tale of 5 hundred Ottoman sailors and the voyage they took from Constantinople to Yokohama in 1889 at the majestic yet doomed frigate Ertugrul. Their project: to construct goodwill towards the Ottoman Empire in Muslim ports alongside the way in which, and to barter treaties with the japanese emperor after they reached their vacation spot. as well as the 1st Ottoman diplomatic consultant to Japan, the frigate had on board a poet, a musician, a photographer, and a undercover agent who did his top to thwart the frigate's trip. although it's going to have taken below 3 months, human intrigue and ordinary dangers prolonged the voyage to nearly 12 months. The frigate effectively reached her vacation spot, simply to come across a storm at first of her go back to Constantinople within the autumn of 1890. What ensued was once the best naval catastrophe of the 19th century leading to an unparalleled cultural trade among the surviving Ottoman sailors and the japanese villagers whose seashores they washed up on. half suspense, half odyssey, half historic narrative, Ertur's novel takes readers via this awesome bankruptcy in late-nineteenth century historical past in the course of the eyes of the lads who lived it. Readers will event the exciting highs and devastating lows of lifestyles at the excessive seas, and end The Sirens of Funagora with a brand new appreciation for the caprice of history.

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