Title: Ataturk – The Rebirth of a Nation
Compiler: Kinross, Patrick
Condition: Very Good – Dust jacket price clipped, tear to front and general wear to the edges. Gift inscription to the front end page with a previous owners name & address stamp.
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 1965
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 542 pages
Comments: The definitive biography of the father of modern Turkey, a powerful figure in the still-unfolding drama of the Middle East.
With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War came the emergence of new nations, chief among them Turkey itself. 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’. Lord Kinross writes of the intrigues of empires, the brutalities of civil war, personal courage – showing us Ataturk, the incarnation of glory – as well as of Kemal’s youthful ambition, and his problems with his wife.