Blake Lewis Jihad: The Siege of Vienna

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Jihad: The Siege of Vienna

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What every American needs to know about the history of Islam and the West Before there was Osama bin Laden, there was Kara Mustafa. In 1683 the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire declared a holy war—Jihad—against Europe. Riding at the head of a huge army up the Danube River, he laid siege to Vienna, Austria and threatened to take Europe in the name of Islam. In the same year, a young man was chased out of France by Louis XIV for alleged treason against the throne. Finding his way to the army of Emperor Leopold Hapsburg, he joined the battle to save Vienna from destruction. In this novel based on the true story of Prince Eugene of Savoy, Jihad tells the thrilling tale of a turning point in the history of Islam and the West. And it tells the story of a young man's determination to redeem his family's honor in the fight to save a continent.

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Lewis has created a novel of passion and intrigue, of duty and honor that portrays the human passions that make history real. Based on the true events of the Ottoman siege of Vienna and the life of Eugene of Savoy, this is a story that gives the background of Islam's often stormy and violent relations with the West.

"Jihad" has a special importance readers looking for the deeper history behind today's conflict. And it tells an exciting tale of one of the great battles in Western history.

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Wars are made by people with their own passions and ambitions, their own hopes and fears. This story explores those passions in the flesh. And the events are too similar to the world today for us to ignore. As Winston Churchill said, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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