Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul [Audiobook] download free by Charles King

Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul Audiobook download free by Charles King
  • Listen audiobook: Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
  • Author: Charles King
  • Release date: 2014/1/26
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780393089141
  • Rating: 7.27 of 10
  • Votes: 628
  • Review by: Maci Sutter
  • Review rating: 8.92 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/16
  • Duration: 5H58M41S in 256 kbps (96 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-23
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, AU, MPEG4, Musepack, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 ALS, WAV (compression ARJ, TAR.LZO, TAR.XZ, ZIP, RAR, ALZ)
  • Total pages original book: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 31M48S (8.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, so many spies mingled in the lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel that the manager put up a sign asking them to relinquish seats to paying guests. As the multi-ethnic empire became a Turkish republic, Russian emigres sold family heirlooms, an African American impresario founded a jazz club and Miss Turkey became the first Muslim beauty queen. Turkey's president Kemal Ataturk, Muslim feminist Halide Edip, the exiled Leon Trotsky and the future Pope John XXIII fought for new visions of human freedom. During the Second World War, German intellectuals ran from the Nazis while Jewish activists spirited refugees out of occupied Europe. This pioneering portrait of urban reinvention re-creates an era when an ancient city became a global crossroads-a moment when Europe's closest Muslim metropolis became its vital port of refuge.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Middle Eastern History, Social & Cultural History, Travel & Holiday Guides
  • Download servers: BitShare, S42Transfer, 4Shared, MEGA, FilesAnywhere, FreakShare. Compressed in ARJ, TAR.LZO, TAR.XZ, ZIP, RAR, ALZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 55.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 168x244x41mm
  • Weight: 900g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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