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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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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In a sense, he was their version of George Washington, as someone once put it, trying to provide some perspective for an American.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? For his time and his place, he bation a revolutionary figure. Want to Read saving…. 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.

While clearly admiring Ataturk and his achievements, Kinross is not afraid to find fault. Finally, one issue that is always present in the book is the struggle of Ataturk against the old traditions that he thought could damage the progress of the nation.

Its subject, Mustafa Kemal, a. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. He married a woman, a writer with an independent streak, as I recall, a union which didn’t last or produce heirs, more’s the pity but was an admirable attempt to put his money where his mouth was. In this sense, this is an important source to understand what is happening in Turkey nowadays, since it seems exactly that this division is being discussed in strong terms.

Turkey — History — The historical method is also out of date as there is little use of sources and instead This is a very quaint book that hasn’t aged well. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 4 of 9.

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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. This red behemoth sat on my night stand much longer that I had anticipated.

Atatürk: The Rebirth Of A Nation

rbirth I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Have not read other bios of Ataturk, but I found this very well written bio. Jun 25, Madeleine rated it liked it. Get to Know Us.

Personally I would have like the author to have given more attention to his political and o years, section three of the book. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. I wished he did not rely on Halide Edip’s diary and anecdotes too much. He was the real engine of the transformation of Turkey from a medieval-like empire to a modern country. Kinross doesn’t shy from showing the sometimes ruthless and unstable sides of the hero.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. From his alcoholism and womanizing to his emotional abuse of both friends and enemies It is rare to read of a man who eyed his next goal and then achieved it time after time, with very few setbacks. Product details Paperback Publisher: With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire ghe the Rbeirth World War came the emergence of new nations, chief among them Turkey itself.

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait He dragged Turkey, kicking and screaming, into the modern era, and tried his darnedest rrebirth get it to embrace parliamentary democracy before kicking the bucket himself at an early age, unfortunately, from cirrhosis of the liver.

I was able to learn a plethora of information about him and have a better kiross about the man who lead the transition from the collapsing Ottoman Empire into the relatively secular country of Turkey.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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-five years after his death in I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

I wasn’t very happy with how Ataturk died but what can you do? Ataturk had to revive Turkey from the ashes and kindoss it a modern nation once again, but changing the way a whole country works will be difficult. That was all Ataturk’s doing. After WWI the Ottoman Empire was facing collapse due to the Allies breaking it kinrosd and by doing so ruining its economy.

John Patrick Douglas Balfour. It made me felt that he was only human and lived a hell of a life sacrificed for his own people. Eventually I chose the Kinross version, even though it was written more than 40 years ago. Login to add to list.

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Please try again later. I feel like if I had read this two years from now, I would have enjoyed it more than I ths. It shows him from being a soldier to becoming Turkey’s greatest hero.

Highly recommended for filling the historical gap between Asia and Europe in the 20th Century. This was a very informative book. It took me six months to finish the book and has given me a rsbirth deeper connection with this beautiful country and the people I met.

Fortunately, I came across this magnificent book by Sir Patrick Kinross, which clarified the whole matter to me.