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Midnight at the Pera Palace: the birth of modern Istanbul
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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2015.
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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
ISBN:
9781982408961 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1982408960 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 12 min.)) : digital.
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Available Online
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At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul-an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city-people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs-a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne'er-do-wells. During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. With beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.

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Read by Grover Gardner.
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At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock. Yet in Istanbul-an ancient crossroads and Turkey's largest city-people were looking toward an uncertain future. Never purely Turkish, Istanbul was home to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, as well as Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted by the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins on the trail of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs-a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne'er-do-wells. During the Second World War, thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe found passage through Istanbul, some with the help of the future Pope John XXIII. At the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most luxurious hotel, so many spies mingled in the lobby that the manager posted a sign asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests. With beguiling prose and rich character portraits, Charles King brings to life a remarkable era when a storied city stumbled into the modern world and reshaped the meaning of cosmopolitanism.
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APA Citation (style guide)

King, C., & Gardner, G. (2015). Midnight at the Pera Palace: the birth of modern Istanbul. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

King, Charles, 1967- and Grover, Gardner. 2015. Midnight At the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

King, Charles, 1967- and Grover, Gardner, Midnight At the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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King, Charles, and Grover Gardner. Midnight At the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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