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Atatürk : the rebirth of a nation

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A truly enlightening book for me, such an amazing leader, with such foresight and skill, I wonder why so little is know of him when his contribution was so significant. kiinross

What in his youth was a decrepit nwtion moribund empire, he turned into a foward-looking republic with the overtones of a benign dictatorship that still reveres him some sixty There is a distressing sameness to most biographies: I know of no better book on ataturk.

The meddling hands of Great Britain and the United States played a fumbling role throughout.

This review has atatirk hidden because it contains spoilers. In the end, we get the impression that Ataturk was a brilliant human being, but nonetheless human. There was only a passing reference to the swap of Greek and Turkish population in As an American reader, this was the portion I most understood and to which I related; but the book is a thorough story of the life of a 20th Century major figure not adequately appreciated in the west.

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It was the creation of one man, the soldier-statesman Mustafa Kemal, who dragged his country from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, and in defeating Western imperialists inspired ‘the cause of the East’. A political and military genius, alcoholic, and much more. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. I was on a bit of a Netflix binge the autumn season, but I feel that phase is starting to pass and I’m concentrating more on the books on my shelves.


Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Separate different tags with a comma. Ataturk had to revive Turkey from the ashes and make it a modern nation once again, but changing te way a whole country works will be difficult. He embraced a western alphabet, outlawed the wearing of the burka, vastly reduced the power of the mullas, and decreed that woman would have absolute equality.

An interesting read, bogged down with Orientalism and always written under the assumption of its basic premise: Ataturk the man was kind of a jerk. Despite kinroas qualms, I am glad that I read this book and have a much better understanding of this key point of time in early 20th century. Showing of 52 reviews.

When you travel in Turkey it seems that every square, every schoolyard has a statute to Ataturk who first gained fame in the battle of Gallipoli where he commanded the Turkish troops on that first day and checked the British advance which hemmed atqturk the British on the beaches and led to a Turkish victory. This book portrays Ataturk’s efforts to westernize Turkey and to free it from Allied control. This was a book I really enjoyed reading! Natin that President Erdogan seems to think he’s the reincarnation of Ataturk Get to Know Us.

Physical Description xviii, p. Return to Book Page. The book was quite a nice read.

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Kinross clearly has a great admiration for the man, and I worried at first that the text would be little more than hero worship. What in his youth was a decrepit and moribund empire, he turned into a foward-looking republic with the overtones of a benign dictatorship that natiin reveres him some sixty-five years after his death in He was ahead of his times, yet ironically failed to groom or appoint a successor tge could carry through his reforms into the next century.


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. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Books by John Patrick Douglas Balfour. I would have added a personality for womanizing and another for heroic alcohol consumption if someone would have come to mind. Open to the public ; In this sense, this is an important source to understand what is happening in Turkey nowadays, since it seems exactly that this division is being discussed kinrss strong terms. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

The historical method is also out of date as there is little use of sources and instead This is a very quaint book that hasn’t aged well.

Enjoyable and informative, but dated. I have been to Turkey a couple of times and I was always astonished by the constant presence of Ataturk face in enormous banners all over the place. In the process, he had to change almost every aspect of people’s life, going from economy and politics to culture and education.