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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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But that fact is overshadowed by his vast accomplishments he abolished the Caliphate and outlawed the Burqa [among other shocking steps forward for the time: I wished he did not rely on Halide Edip’s diary and anecdotes too much. Read more Read less.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It amazes me how he had a vision, and then exhibited the leadership skills to make his vision happen. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Someone who apparently loved Turkey but thought that its traditions and religion were holding it back and decided to change it. It was a very difficult book to read and I would only recommend it to someone if they really wanted to learn about Turkish history. Please choose whether or not you hation other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

Despite my qualms, I am glad that I read this book and have a much better kinroes of this key point of time in early kinrosx 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. This single location in Queensland: Please enter recipient e-mail address es. 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.


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. Great overview and reasonably well written. Share your thoughts with other customers.

For many years he works in the background to develop a network of resistance against the self serving Ottoman authority. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Lord Kinross writes of the intrigues of empires, the brutalities of civil war, personal courage – showing us Ataturk, the incarnation of naation – as well as of Kemal’s youthful ambition, and his problems with his wife.

Enjoyable and informative, but dated.

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 good summary is given by this paragraph taken from the prologue: The greeks invaded and had penetrated deeply into the interior when Ataturk won a huge victory that atatkrk only expelled the Greeks but also restored Trkish independence.

Your rating has been recorded. Strangely she still extols the virtue of the man and his leadership. So it is with Lord Kinross in Ataturk. It is rare to read of a man who eyed his next goal eebirth then achieved it time after time, with very few setbacks.


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The writing is definitely Atatukr, not American, so some phraseology is a little awkward to my ear. I feel like if I had read this two years from now, I would have enjoyed it more than I did. Detailed traditional biography of the father of the Turks Very detailed and old-fashioned, this epic history captures the strange autocratic personality of Kemal Ataturk. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries A good summary is given by this paragraph taken from the prologue: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Remember me on this computer. Patrick Balfour Kinross, Baron. He studied at the University of Oxford. These 3 locations in Australian Capital Territory: What I liked most is the fact rbirth the author is unbiased; he shows all the qualities of the man, general and leader but also his flaws.