Last Train to Istanbul

Last Train to Istanbul
Author: Ayşe Kulin,John W. Baker
Publsiher: Amazoncrossing
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781477807613
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Train to Istanbul Book Excerpt:

Traditional Chinese edition of Last Train to Istanbul (Original Turkish title: Nefes Nefese). Disowned by their families, the last of the royal of the Ottoman Empire and a Jewish man married and went to live in France right before WWII. The historical novel is based on a true story and highlights the courageous effort by Turkish diplomats who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews caught in Nazi occupied France. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Last Train to Istanbul

Last Train to Istanbul
Author: Ayşe Kulin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, Turkish
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Turkish Jews and Their Diasporas

Turkish Jews and Their Diasporas
Author: Kerem Öktem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030877981
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkish Jews and Their Diasporas Book Excerpt:

"Laying bare the twin myths of Ottoman tolerance and Turkish-Jewish friendship upon which so much of Turkish-Jewish history writing was founded, this volume demonstrates how a dwindling Jewish community and growing antisemitism in Turkey are now unraveling these myths before our very eyes. Full of sobering and incisive reflections on Ottoman and Turkish Jewish lives past and present, this book has much to offer not only to specialists but also to anyone interested in the processes of minoritization, displacement and diaspora in the modern era." --Julia Phillips Cohen, Vanderbilt University, USA "An engaging and erudite exploration of identity politics in the late Ottoman era and modern Turkey. The story of Turkish Jews and their diaspora reflects the twists and turns, paradoxes, entanglements, and struggles shaping the country from the late 19th century till our day. The authors behind this volume have done a tremendous service to all scholars of modern Turkey." --Dimitar Bechev, University of Oxford, UK This book introduces the reader to the past and present of Jewish life in Turkey and to Turkish Jewish diaspora communities in Israel, Europe, Latin America and the United States. It surveys the history of Jews in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, examining the survival of Jewish communities during the dissolution of the empire and their emigration to America, Europe, and Israel. In the cases discussed, members of these communities often sought and seek close connections with Turkey, even if those 'ties that bind' are rarely reciprocated by Turkish governments. Contributors also explore Turkish Jewishness today, as it is lived in Israel and Turkey, and as found in 'places of memory' in many cities in Turkey, where Jews no longer exist today. Kerem Halil Latif Öktem is Associate Professor of International Relations at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. He previously held the Chair for Southeast European Studies and Modern Turkey at the University of Graz, Austria, and was Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. İpek Kocaömer Yosmaoğlu is Associate Professor of History and Director of Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University, USA. She previously taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and was a Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA. .

Without a Country

Without a Country
Author: Ayşe Kulin
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781503901001
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without a Country Book Excerpt:

From the international bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul comes a novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as four generations of a family struggle to forge their destinies. As Hitler's reign of terror begins to loom large over Germany, Gerhard and Elsa Schliemann--like other German Jews--must flee with their children in search of sanctuary. But life elsewhere in Europe offers few opportunities for medical professor Gerhard and his fellow scientists. Then they discover an unexpected haven in Turkey, where universities and hospitals welcome them as valuable assets. But despite embracing their adopted land, personal and political troubles persist. Military coups bring unrest and uncertainty to the country, intermarriage challenges the cultural identity of Gerhard and Elsa's descendants, and anti-Semitism once again threatens their future in the place they call home. From World War II to the age of social media, one family's generations find their way through love and loss, sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and triumph--with knowledge hard won and passion heartfelt.

Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks

Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks
Author: Marc D. Baer
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0253045428
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks Book Excerpt:

What compels Jews in the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and abroad to promote a positive image of Ottomans and Turks while they deny the Armenian genocide and the existence of antisemitism in Turkey? Based on historical narrative, the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 were embraced by the Ottoman Empire and then, later, protected from the Nazis during WWII. If we believe that Turks and Jews have lived in harmony for so long, then how can we believe that the Turks could have committed genocide against the Armenians? Marc David Baer confronts these convictions and circumstances to reflect on what moral responsibility the descendants of the victims of one genocide have to the descendants of victims of another. Baer delves into the history of Muslim-Jewish relations in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey to find the origin of these many tangled truths. He aims to bring about reconciliation between Jews, Muslims, and Christians, not only to face inconvenient historical facts but to confront it and come to terms. By looking at the complexities of interreligious relations, Holocaust denial, genocide and ethnic cleansing, and confronting some long-standing historical stereotypes, Baer sets out to tell a new history that goes against Turkish antisemitism and admits to the Armenian genocide.

Lonely Planet stanbul

Lonely Planet   stanbul
Author: Lonely Planet
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1838695427
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews

Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews
Author: I. Izzet Bahar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1317625994
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews Book Excerpt:

This book exposes Turkish policies concerning European Jews during the Hitler era, focusing on three events: 1. The recruitment of German Jewish scholars by the Turkish government after Hitler came to power, 2. The fate of Jews of Turkish origin in German-controlled France during WWII, 3. The Turkish approach to Jewish refugees who were in transit to Palestine through Turkey. These events have been widely presented in literature and popular media as conspicuous evidence of the humanitarian policies of the Turkish government, as well as indications of the compassionate acts of the Turkish officials vis-à-vis Jewish people both in the pre-war years of the Nazi regime and during WWII. This volume contrasts the evidence and facts from a wealth of newly-disclosed documents with the current populist presentation of Turkey as protector of Jews.

48 Hours in Istanbul

48 Hours in Istanbul
Author: Travel On The Dollar
Publsiher: Travel On The Dollar
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2013-06-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

48 Hours in Istanbul Book Excerpt:

Experience the only city in the world spanning across two continents and visit most of the sights in 48 hours. With hour-by-hour details, this is an exhaustive guide to Istanbul.

Food on the Move

Food on the Move
Author: Sharon Hudgins
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1789140188
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food on the Move Book Excerpt:

All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important ingredient of railway history for more than a century—from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets and foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travelers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the “romance of the rails.” A delight for rail enthusiasts, foodies, and armchair travelers alike, Food on the Move serves up the culinary history of these famous journeys on five continents, from the earliest days of rail travel to the present. Chapters invite us to table for the haute cuisine of the elegant dining carriages on the Orient Express; the classic American feast of steak-and-eggs on the Santa Fe Super Chief; and home-cooked regional foods along the Trans-Siberian tracks. We eat our way across Canada’s vast interior and Australia’s spectacular and colorful Outback; grab an infamous “British railway sandwich” to munch on the Flying Scotsman; snack on spicy samosas on the Darjeeling Himalayan Toy Train; dine at high speed on Japan’s bullet train, the Shinkansen; and sip South African wines in a Blue Train—a luxury lounge-car featuring windows of glass fused with gold dust. Written by eight authors who have traveled on those legendary lines, these chapters include recipes from the dining cars and station eateries, taken from historical menus and contributed by contemporary chefs, as well as a bounty of illustrations. A toothsome commingling of dinner triangles and train whistles, this collection is a veritable feast of meals on the move.

The Last Escape

The Last Escape
Author: Major Hassan Granmayeh
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN: 1478702540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Escape Book Excerpt:

Major Hassan Granmayeh was a Fighter Pilot in the Iranian Air Force, piloted the F-5 and F-4 aircrafts during his service times. Had two major accidents with F-5 aircraft, miraculously survived both accidents. Served The Shah’s regime for fifteen years and six months followed by ten months in the revolution of 1979. For his safety reason escaped the Iran with his family, came to the United States on December 1982. Due to his mother’s illness in Iran, decided to go back to Iran, to visit his mother on her death-bed. The government of Iran confiscated his passport banned him to exit the country, until he made a risky decision to escape the Iran for the last time.

Love in Exile

Love in Exile
Author: Ayse Kulin
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 9781503934955
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love in Exile Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul returns with a tale of love defying all boundaries. Sabahat, a beautiful young Muslim woman, is known in her family for her intelligence, drive, and stubbornness. She believes there is more in store for her life than a good marriage and convinces her parents to let her pursue her education, rare for young Turkish women in the 1920s. But no one--least of all Sabahat herself--expects that in the course of her studies she will fall for a handsome Armenian student named Aram. After precious moments alone together, their love begins to blossom. Try as she might to simplify her life and move on, Sabahat has no choice but to follow her heart's desire. But Aram is Christian, and neither family approves. With only hope to guide their way, they defy age-old traditions, cross into dangerous territory, and risk everything to find their way back to each other. One of Turkey's most beloved authors brings us an evocative story of two star-crossed lovers inspired by her own family's history.

Outlandish Knight

Outlandish Knight
Author: Minoo Dinshaw
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 0141979488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlandish Knight Book Excerpt:

ECONOMIST AND SPECTATOR BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'An extraordinary book ... exceptionally fascinating, always readable and penetratingly intelligent' David Abulafia 'As rich, funny and teemingly peopled as Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time ... Dinshaw writes with wit and elegance, and the most elegiac passages of Outlandish Knight evoke a lost society London and way of life' Ben Judah, Financial Times 'This dazzling young writer is a mine of fascinating, memorable and totally useless information... I have been riveted by this book from start to finish, and leave the reader with one word of advice. Watch Minoo Dinshaw. He will go far' John Julius Norwich, Sunday Telegraph The biography of one of the greatest British historians - but also of a uniquely strange and various man In his enormously long life, Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and intrigues entangled him in a huge array of different artistic movements, civil wars, Cold War betrayals and, above all, the rediscovery of the history of the Eastern Mediterranean. He was as happy living in a remote part of the Inner Hebrides as in the heart of Istanbul. He was obsessed with historical truth, but also with tarot, second sight, ghosts and the uncanny. Outlandish Knight is a dazzling debut by a writer who has prodigious gifts, but who also has had the ability to spot one of the great biographical subjects. This is an extremely funny book about a man who attracted the strangest experiences, but also a very serious one. It is about the rigours of a life spent in the distant past, but also about the turbulent world of the twentieth century, where so much that Runciman studied and cherished would be destroyed.

Salvation and Catastrophe

Salvation and Catastrophe
Author: Konstantinos Travlos
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2020-10-14
ISBN: 1498585086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salvation and Catastrophe Book Excerpt:

The Greek-Turkish War of 1919–1923—also known as the Western Front of the Turkish War of Liberation and the Asia Minor Campaign—was one of the key aftershocks of the First World War. Internationally better known for its aftermath, the Compulsory Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey, the Catastrophe of Ottoman Greeks, and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the war has never been given a holistic treatment in English, despite its long shadow over the Greek-Turkish relationship. The contributors in this volume address this gap by brining to the fore, on its centenary, aspects of the onset, conduct, and aftermath of this war. Combining insights from the study of international relations, political science, strategic studies, military history, migration studies, and social history the contributions tell the story of leaders and decisions, battles and campaigns, voluntary and involuntary migration, and the human stories of suffering and resilience. It is aspects of the story of the last gasp of the Great War in Europe, brought to its final end with Treaty of Lausanne of 1923.

Intimate Diversity

Intimate Diversity
Author: Paul Aidan Smith
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-03-29
ISBN: 9004460322
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intimate Diversity Book Excerpt:

In Intimate Diversity Paul Smith explores the question, 'What grace can be found in the gift of interreligious marriage?' He investigates the experience of interfaith couples for theological themes and from a mssional standpoint.

Last Train From Berlin

Last Train From Berlin
Author: W. T. Tyler
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 1250116333
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Train From Berlin Book Excerpt:

In novels such as The Ants of God and Rogue's March, W. T. Tyler has earned a reputation as one of our very best authors. Whether writing about dictators on the African bush, the machinations of the Kremlin, or the equally mystifying antics of Washington's officialdom, Tyler views our global and national affairs with irony, pitch-perfect realism, and mordant insight in to the hubris and folly of great and lesser men alike. In the Last Train from Berlin, Tyler weaves together the tragedies of two men's lives - one American, one Russian - to produce what may be the most powerful indictment of, and most searching elegy to, the tragic waste of the four-decade-long Cold War. When Frank Dudley, a longtime Agency man languishing in the twilight of his career, vanishes without a trace, a junior officer, Kevin Corkey, new to the CIA and unsure he belongs there among the policy mandarins and "black ops" cowboys, is assigned the case. Has the missing man met with foul play? Or has Dudley, a disgruntled member of the old school and the subject of polite contempt, though still a man who knows where a great many skeletons lie buried, hatched a scheme for revenge against those who have passed him by? The answer - one young Corkey and the reader will learn only at the end of this gripping tale - is as profound, complex, and tragic as the history of the covert war between our century's two greatest superpowers. Treating issues of fidelity and betrayal, exile and alienation, Last Train from Berlin is a memorable achievement.

Last Train Over Rostov Bridge

Last Train Over Rostov Bridge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Ashgrove Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1853984051
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes
Author: Jeff Fager
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 1501135821
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes Book Excerpt:

“An illuminating TV show biography” (Kirkus Reviews), the ultimate inside story of 60 Minutes—the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history. From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the news-making interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV exposé. From legendary sit-downs with Richard Nixon in 1968 and Bill Clinton in 1992 to landmark investigations into the tobacco industry, Lance Armstrong’s doping, and the torture of prisoners in Abu-Ghraib, the broadcast has not just reported on our world but changed it, too. Executive Producer Jeff Fager takes us into the editing room with the show’s brilliant producers and beloved correspondents, including hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer’s-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, intrepid Scott Pelley, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. He details the decades of human drama that have made the show’s success possible: the ferocious competition between correspondents, the door slamming, the risk-taking, and the pranks. Above all, Fager reveals the essential tenets that have never changed: why founder Don Hewitt believed “hearing” a story is more important than seeing it, why the “small picture” is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center. “As traditional reporting is increasingly being challenged by high-decibel, opinion-drenched media, Fager highlights storytelling that conveys a deep understanding of issues and demonstrates the power of television to inform” (The Washington Post). Fifty Years of 60 Minutes is at once a sweeping portrait of fifty years of American cultural history and an intimate look at how the news gets made.

Turkey the Jews and the Holocaust

Turkey  the Jews  and the Holocaust
Author: Corry Guttstadt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN: 0521769914
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkey the Jews and the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the minority politics of the Turkish republic and the country's ambivalent policies regarding Jewish refugees and Turkish Jews living abroad.

A Companion to the Holocaust

A Companion to the Holocaust
Author: Simone Gigliotti,Hilary Earl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1118970519
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Holocaust Book Excerpt:

Provides a cutting-edge, nuanced, and multi-disciplinary picture of the Holocaust from local, transnational, continental, and global perspectives Holocaust Studies is a dynamic field that encompasses discussions on human behavior, extremity, and moral action. A diverse range of disciplines – history, philosophy, literature, social psychology, anthropology, geography, amongst others – continue to make important contributions to its scholarship. A Companion to the Holocaust provides exciting commentaries on current and emerging debates and identifies new connections for research. The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences. A team of international contributors provides insightful and sophisticated analyses of current trends in Holocaust research that go far beyond common conceptions of the Holocaust’s causes, unfolding and impact. Scholars draw on their original research to interpret current, agenda-setting historical and historiographical debates on the Holocaust. Six broad sections cover wide-ranging topics such as new debates about Nazi perpetrators, arguments about the causes and places of persecution of Jews in Germany and Europe, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses to it, the use of forced labor in the German war economy, representations of the Holocaust witness, and many others. A masterful framing chapter sets the direction and tone of each section’s themes. Comprising over thirty essays, this important addition to Holocaust studies: Offers a remarkable compendium of systematic, comparative, and precise analyses Covers areas and topics not included in any other companion of its type Examines the ongoing cultural, social, and political legacies of the Holocaust Includes discussions on non-European and non-Western geographies, inter-ethnic tensions, and violence A Companion to the Holocaust is an essential resource for students and scholars of European, German, genocide, colonial and Jewish history, as well as those in the general humanities.

Jews Turks and Ottomans

Jews  Turks  and Ottomans
Author: Avigdor Levy
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 9780815629412
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jews Turks and Ottomans Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on central topics, such as the structure of the Jewish community, its organization and institutions and its relations with the state; the place Jews occupied in the Ottoman economy and their interactions with the general society; Jewish scholarship and its contribution to Ottoman and Turkish culture, science, and medicine. Written by leading scholars from Israel, Turkey, Europe, and the United States, these pieces present an unusually broad historical canvas that brings together different perspectives and viewpoints. The book is a major, original contribution to Jewish history as well as to Turkish, Balkan, and Middle East studies.