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The Resource Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King

Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King

Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul
Title
Midnight at the Pera Palace
Title remainder
the birth of modern Istanbul
Statement of responsibility
Charles King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian émigrés sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club, Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen, and a Boston professor unveiled the lost treasures of the Hagia Sophia. Turkey's president Kemal Atatürk, Muslim feminist Halide Edip, the exiled Leon Trotsky, and the future Pope John XXIII fought for new visions of human freedom. During World War II, German intellectuals ran from the Nazis while Jewish activists spirited refugees out of occupied Europe. In this pioneering portrait of urban reinvention, Charles King re-creates an era when an ancient city became a global crossroads--a forgotten moment when Europe's closest Muslim metropolis became its vital port of refuge; 'Intrigue, violence, sex, and espionage, all set against the slow dimming of Ottoman magnificence. I loved this book'--Simon Winchester"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
949.61/8024
Index
index present
LC call number
DR731
LC item number
.K56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Grand hotel -- The gray fleet -- Occupation -- Resistance -- Moscow on the Bosphorus -- Konstantinoupolis -- "The post-war world was jazzing" -- "The past is a wound in my heart" -- Modern times -- Beyond the veil -- Living like a squirrel -- Island life -- Queen -- Holy wisdom -- Shadow wars -- Paper trails -- At the Gate of Felicity -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Chronology
Control code
ocn883747392
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393089141
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883747392
Label
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul, Charles King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Grand hotel -- The gray fleet -- Occupation -- Resistance -- Moscow on the Bosphorus -- Konstantinoupolis -- "The post-war world was jazzing" -- "The past is a wound in my heart" -- Modern times -- Beyond the veil -- Living like a squirrel -- Island life -- Queen -- Holy wisdom -- Shadow wars -- Paper trails -- At the Gate of Felicity -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Chronology
Control code
ocn883747392
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393089141
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883747392

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