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Atatürk : the rebirth of a nation

True, he was a “dictator”, but if there ever was a benevolent dictator, he is it. This red kinroxs sat on my night stand much longer that I had anticipated. Get to Know Us. You may have already requested this item. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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The E-mail message field is required. The political maneuvering portions of the book were tedious at times, but most of the book, especially the military z were real page turners.

Home About Help Search. A little hard to get into because of the numerous place-names that I was unfamiliar with and because this was my first reading of the ottoman — turkish republic era.

Atatürk: The Rebirth Of A Nation

National Library of Australia. To understand modern-day Turkey, one must start with Ataturk. He and his party yanked the rag doll that was Turkey onto the path of growth into nationhood. It took me six months to finish the book and has given me a much deeper connection with kineoss beautiful country and the people I met. Strangely she still extols the virtue of the man and his leadership.


The greeks invaded and had penetrated deeply into the interior when Ataturk won a huge victory that not only expelled the Greeks but also restored Trkish independence. Lists with This Book.

I was of two minds about Ataturk.

Open to the public. On the other hand, I probably would not have fared terribly well under his rule. He not only overthrew the sultan, but dismantled the whole Ottoman way of life. It seemed to me that this could be an ordinary case of self-imposed cult of personality that endured generations.

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Login to add to list. I began reading this book on the plane trip home from my first holiday in Turkey to visit my partner’s family. Fo history education is blank slate in our country. Mar 06, Omar Taufik rated it it was amazing Shelves: Language English Dewey Number Please verify that you are not a robot.


But he isn’t afraid to show that Ataturk, while being brilliant, progressive A revealing account of the life of one of the most interesting and overlooked in the West men of the past century. I bet he’s rolling in his grave as more and more young women cover their hair and political leaders slip into religious conservatism.

I highly recommend this book. Asian history education is blank slate in our country. Some knowledge of the divisiveness of the current Mideast is expanded as well.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His story is epic and astonishing. That was all Ataturk’s doing.

Kinrsos are precious few 20th Century figures that can come close to the achievements of Gazi Mustafa Kemal later Ataturk. 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’.

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