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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It is a bit plodding and dry but the subject mattter is so compelling that it is a good read. Mar 05, Nick rated kinrosz it was amazing Recommended to Nick by: He was the real engine of the transformation of Turkey from a medieval-like empire to a modern country. He studied at the University of Oxford. Please enter your name. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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Atatürk: The Rebirth Of A Nation

I bet he’s rolling in his grave as more and more young women cover their hair and political leaders slip into religious conservatism. It’s with good reason that he remains revered as the ‘Father of the Turks’ in the Republic that he founded and his story is a fascinating one from an regirth or western perspective. Be the first to add this to a list.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. What I liked most is the fact that the author is unbiased; he shows all the qualities of the man, general and leader but also his flaws.

A good summary is given by this paragraph taken from the prologue: Lord Kinross writes of the int With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after te First World War came the emergence of new nations, chief among them Turkey itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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You may ataturo already requested this item. He and his party yanked the rag doll that was Turkey onto the path of growth into nationhood. To view it, click here. Please verify that you are not a robot.

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True, he was a “dictator”, but if there ever was a benevolent dictator, he is it. Despite my 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Please try again later. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait With a strong will and with almost non-stop energy, he was able to strong-arm, bully, or inspire people to follow him in the gargantuan task of totally overhauling and entire country of natipn.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The author wrote this book marvelously having the reader of this period of contemporary history read with the klnross and depth of fiction written natiin a professional novelist.

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Enjoyable and informative, but dated. Advanced Search Find a Library. See all 52 reviews. This was a very informative book. I would have added a personality for womanizing and another for heroic alcohol consumption if someone would have come to mind. 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 still reveres him some sixty There is a distressing sameness to most biographies: Someone who apparently loved Turk 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.


I was especially fascinated how such minor changes forced on the people like getting rid of the fez, and introducing more traditional ha This is a fascinating account of a fascinating character. Despite the brief marriage, Lord Kinross was homosexual. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Very much like the BBC documentary where his militaristic abilities are highly praised but his clever statesmanship was left out.

A political and military genius, alcoholic, and much more. Login to add to list. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [what was his ethnic background?

Lord Kinross’s authoritative work remains the definitive biography of the father of modern Turkey, a powerful figure in the still-unfolding drama of the Middle East. Oct 16, Stan rated it really liked it Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. That was all Ataturk’s doing. The political maneuvering portions of the book were tedious at times, but most of the book, especially the military campaigns were real page turners. It is rare to read of a man who eyed his next goal and then achieved it time after time, with very few setbacks.

Ataturk’s rebirth of Turkey into a modern secular republic was visionary, but was a Herculean task, opposed, we learn, every bitter step of the way.