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The definitive biography of the father of modern Turkey, a powerful figure in the still-unfolding drama of the Middle East.

With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War came the emergence of new nations, chief among them Turkey itself. 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'. Lord Kinross writes of the intrigues of empires, the brutalities of civil war, personal courage - showing us Ataturk, the incarnation of glory - as well as of Kemal's youthful ambition, and his problems with his wife.

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January 23rd, 2014
It is one of the amazing books that has written about Ataturk who is the founder of modern Turkey. Patrick Kinross reflects to Ataturk's biography very objectively, reliably without fail into trap of biases. He magnificently and accurately narrates to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's life who also was one the significant figures not only as a soldier but also a revolutionist in the twentieth century. This book is definitely good reference point for people who want to know something about Ataturk and the modern Turkish history. This is the story of Turkish people who borne from their ashes.
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