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Author King, Charles, 1967- author.

Title Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul / Charles King.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton and Company, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    949.618 KIN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    949.618 KIN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 476 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 449-450), bibliographical references (pages 427-449) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "In this ... 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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Pera Palas Oteli (Istanbul, Turkey) -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 20th century.
Cosmopolitanism -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 20th century.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 20th century.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Added Title Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul
ISBN 9780393089141 (hbk.)
0393089142 (hbk.)

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