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Notes on a foreign country [electronic resource] / Suzy Hansen.

Hansen, Suzy, 1977- (author.). Potter, Kirsten, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781681686851 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1681686856 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 27 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: HighBridge, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Kirsten Potter.
Summary, etc.: In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her. Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul. Hansen arrived in Istanbul with romantic ideas about a mythical city perched between East and West, and with a nav̐e sense of the Islamic world beyond. Over the course of her many years of living in Turkey and traveling in Greece, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Iran, she learned a great deal about these countries and their cultures and histories and politics. But the greatest, most unsettling surprise would be what she learned about her own country-and herself, an American abroad in the era of American decline. It would take leaving her home to discover what she came to think of as the two Americas: the country and its people, and the experience of American power around the world.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Hansen, Suzy, 1977- > Travel.
Foreign correspondents > United States > Biography.
United States > Foreign public opinion, Turkish.
United States > Relations > Turkey.
Turkey > Relations > United States.

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