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The Resource Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world, Suzy Hansen

Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world, Suzy Hansen

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Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world
Title
Notes on a foreign country
Title remainder
an American abroad in a post-American world
Statement of responsibility
Suzy Hansen
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revelatory reflection on America's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years"--
  • "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 there with romantic ideas about a mythical city perched between East and West, and with a naive sense of the Islamic world beyond. Over the course of her many years of living in Turkey and traveling throughout Greece, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Iran, she learned a great deal about these countries and their cultures, 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 America's 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. She came to understand that anti-Americanism is not a violent pathology. It is, Hansen writes, "a broken heart ... a hundred-year-old relationship." Blending memoir, journalism, and history, and deeply attuned to the voices of those she met on her travels, Notes on a Foreign Country is a moving reflection on America's place in the world. It is a powerful journey of self-discovery and revelation--a profound reckoning with what it means to be an American in a time of grave national and global turmoil."--Jacket
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.H227
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world, Suzy Hansen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First time east: Turkey -- Finding Engin: Turkey -- A Cold War mind: America and the world -- Benevolent interventions: Greece and Turkey -- Money and military coups: the Arab world and Turkey -- Little Americas: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey -- American dreams: America, Iran, and Turkey
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780374280048
Lccn
2016059415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn960238773
Label
Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world, Suzy Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First time east: Turkey -- Finding Engin: Turkey -- A Cold War mind: America and the world -- Benevolent interventions: Greece and Turkey -- Money and military coups: the Arab world and Turkey -- Little Americas: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey -- American dreams: America, Iran, and Turkey
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780374280048
Lccn
2016059415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn960238773

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