Noel barber is a journalist turned book writer. His output of popular histories is prolific. His books are fast paced and brisk. The focus is on the dramatic events and the people.
This book is no different. This book is a popular history of the Ottomans to Ataturk. Before buying you should note that in hardback it’s called The Sultans. In paperback its Lords of the Golden Horn. Both have the same contents.