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About the Author
JOHN FREELY was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, was graduated from Iona College, and received a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from New York University. He taught physics for more than fifty years at the University of the Bosphorus—formerly Robert College—in Istanbul, where a building was recently named for him. He is the author of more than sixty books on Turkey, Greece, biographical figures, and the history of science. He lives now in Bath, England, with his daughter, the writer and translator Maureen Freely.