New Book Looks at Melting Pot of the Middle East

In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.

The book studies the history of the northern Greek city which served as a melting pot for Christians, Moslems and Jews over the centuries. The city, originally Byzantine, changed character with each invasion.