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Since I have lived in Turkey for the past seven years, it was natural I would like to add kniross my knowledge of the man, his era and the places involved in his rise to leadership; however, the book was recommended to me by a national friend. Published November 1st by Orion Publishing Group first published Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

Someone who advanced s republic and democratic ideals but was ruthless with a political purge of opponents.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Open to the public. Definitely worth the time. I feel like if I had read this two After WWI the Ottoman Empire was facing collapse due to the Allies breaking it apart and by doing so ruining its economy. Jun 25, Madeleine rated it liked it.

Some parts of the book were nationn interesting, while others were not at all. The writing is definitely British, not American, so some phraseology is a little awkward to my ear. To truly appreciate the respect that modern Turks have for their first republican, his full story and list of achievements need to be understood.


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He just died of Liver cirrhosis in his sleep; it wasn’t a ‘bang’ or anything. The book tells the whole story of Kemal’s life and as a tue the history of the beginning of the Turkish republic. They begin with their subject’s birth, follow him or her through a mostly promising youth, until the apogee is reached.

I spent three years in Izmir as an exchange officer with the Turkish Air Force and grew to love Turkey and the Turkish peoples.

That was all Ataturk’s doing.

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When Turkey was born, Mustafa Kemal was the founding father. I know of no better book on ataturk. He not only overthrew the sultan, but dismantled the whole Ottoman way of life. A womanizer who did a lot for the emancipation of women. Personally I would have like the author to have given more attention to his political and reforming years, section three of the book.

Turkey still struggles and the jury is still out whether a western “modern” approach shall prevail and succeed but the fact that it has for almost 50 years is a testament to one of the remarkable leaders of the 20th century. Feb 24, Ioannis Papagiannis rated it really liked it. I read this book many years ago, yet it has stuck with me as one of the best biographies I’ve ever read.


Preview this item Preview this item. Turkey — History — Jun 21, Chris rated it it was amazing.

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Ataturk’s historical image in Turkey best parallels that of Geoorge Washington in the US and is depicted as such in the book. But worth every page. I was able staturk learn a plethora of information about him and have a better understand about the man who lead the transition from the collapsing Ottoman Empire into the relatively secular country of Turkey.

Skip to content Skip to search. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Interestingly, she is the granddaughter of an informal advisor to Ataturk whose death came as a result of Ataturk’s inaction, more than deliberate plan, a fact recorded in the book. This was a revelation for me. Kinross, Patrick Balfour, Baron,