Carter Vaughn Findley is Professor of History at Ohio State University. He is the author of Ottoman Civil Officialdom: A Social History and Bureaucratic Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Sublime Porte, 1789-1922, as well as a co-author of Twentieth-Century World, among other titles. He is a past president of the World History Association and the Turkish Studies Association.
a magisterial account of the history of the Turks from their origins to the 20th century. It is written by a scholar in total command of the material and the sources but in a style that brings specialist knowledge to the general reader. It is a book that asks and answers big questions with assurance and authority. * Noel Brehony, President of BRISMES *