Ataturk: The rebirth of a Nation [Patrick Kinross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ataturk: the rebirth of a nation / Lord Kinross. Note: Also published under the title: Ataturk: a biography of Mustafa Kemal, father of modern Turkey. Physical. Get this from a library! Atatürk: the rebirth of a nation. [Patrick Balfour Kinross, Baron].

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The greeks invaded and had penetrated deeply into the interior when Ataturk won a h 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 in the British on the beaches and led to a Turkish victory. Highly recommended for filling the historical gap between Asia and Europe rebidth the 20th Century.

My degree in history stopped somewhere a mile east of Athens. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Books by John Patrick Douglas Balfour. Nov 16, Robert Bram rated it it was amazing.

Atatürk: The Rebirth Of A Nation

It had a personal familiarity with both the man and his age that was extremely compelling, in a way that Mango’s very precisely analytical — and therefore rather sterile — volume lacked. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Physical Description xviii, p. To understand modern-day Turkey, one must start with Ataturk.

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He was the real engine of the transformation of Turkey from a medieval-like empire to a modern country. Learn more about Amazon Prime. These 3 locations in Australian Capital Territory: There is a distressing sameness to most biographies: English Choose a language for shopping.

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Ataturk’s rebirth of Turkey into a modern secular republic was visionary, but was natioj Herculean task, opposed, we learn, every bitter step of the way. Turkey has struggled with its identity ever since. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Mustafa Kemal was the person who blocked the whole process, initiating a small nationalist movement, aggregating support and finally becoming the de facto government of the country. What I liked most is the fact that the author is unbiased; he shows all the qualities of attaurk man, general and leader but also his flaws. 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.

For some time after WWI, Turkey or better saying, the Ottoman Empire was in real danger of being sliced in the same way several ataturrk countries were, especially in what is known as scramble for Africa.

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This was a very informative book. So it is with Lord Kinross in Ataturk. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we atatjrk able to search.

I wasn’t very happy with how Ataturk died but what can you do? To view it, click here. An imperfect man who tried to perfect his country between and after the World Wars. Some knowledge of the divisiveness of hhe current Mideast is expanded as well. The book tells the whole kibross of Kemal’s life and as a consequence the history of the beginning of the Turkish republic. Since I have lived in Turkey for the past seven years, it was natural I would like to add to 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.

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This was a revelation for me. About John Patrick Douglas Balfour. I grieve than Westernized Izmir is now referred to as “Infidel Izmir” and a recent survey indicated that 73 percent of Turks were now anti-American.

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’. This red behemoth sat on my night stand much longer that I had anticipated. The author wrote this book marvelously having the reader of this period of contemporary history read with the awe and depth of fiction written by a professional novelist.

Further, its structure and pacing are expertly executed, allowing the book to hold me captive as a reader and therefore best inform me about one of the most interesting political figures of the 20th century — and the ot and historical backdrop that guided his actions. Enjoyable and informative, but dated. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Would like to read again. See all 52 reviews. The author has a very imperialist view and speaks condescendingly of all non-Western Europeans, frequently speaking of how “primitive” and “savage” the Turks are the Greeks and Arabs pf come out much better. The very first line insists on Kemal’s “fair” skin and there is numerous mentions of blood and race, such as the “pure fair” blood of his mother etc.