‘Empires of the Sea’

Often, publishers feel reviews have limited effect on sales. But it seems that Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley, is the exception to the rule. The Wall Street Journal ran a strong review by eminent historian John Julius Norwich on Monday and the book shot from #4,045 to #12. It’s now at #22.

The only other consumer review it’s received thus far is in the Christian Science Monitor (“A dramatic retelling of the 16th-century clash of Christian and Muslim armies”) on July 14.

Half of the libraries I checked have not ordered it. Those that own it, have small quantities, with reserves building. None have the audio


Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

Roger Crowley

  • Hardcover: $30.00
  • Publisher: Random House (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1400066247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400066247
  • Audio CD: Unabridged, $34.99
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1400107229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400107223

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