Ataturk: A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey. by Lord Kinross . Morrow, pp., $ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk; drawing by David Levine. This blockbuster by a well-known London journalist (and authentic Lord) is a blow-by-blow biographical study of the soldier-statesman, Mustafa Kemal, who in . 3 Oct It is the shadow of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Lord Kinross’s year-old book is informative and highly readable, but it is.
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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. A revealing account of the life of one of the most interesting and overlooked in the West men of the past century. 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: For he was truly the father of Turkey: May 24, Dan rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 06, Omar Taufik rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Turkey, as organizer of the Nationalist Movement, Kemal led the revolution against the Sultan and his entrenched court, and made himself dictator.
Ataturk the man was kind of a jerk. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 05, Nick rated it it was amazing Recommended to Nick by: To view it, click here.
Still, even as Kinross clearly thinks Kemal was a great man and his opinion is evident, he makes no effort to conceal his faults – leading to a well-rounded, objective telling of a h A fascinating man treated in a rather pedestrian way.
Atatürk: The Rebirth Of A Nation
There was a lot of emphasis on Ataturk’s leadership in battle and his military victories so if that’s what you’re into, great! It is a bit plodding and dry but the subject mattter is so compelling that it is a good read. Ultimately, the mass amount of detail and writing flourishes convey his respect for a shrewd tactician and transformative, if autocratic, politician- one responsible for creating a more global Turkish state.
I highly recommend this book.
ATATURK by Lord Kinross | Kirkus Reviews
Nov 16, Robert Bram rated it it was amazing. 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. Something about the style rubbed me slightly the wrong way and I kept getting confused with the names – while historically xtaturk, the author’s use of only the first names last names for most of the Turks came later made it hard to juggle the supporting cast.
Some parts of the book were very interesting, while others were not at all. Despite the brief marriage, Lord Kinross was homosexual.
He just died of Liver cirrhosis in his sleep; it wasn’t a ‘bang’ or anything. This book portrays Ataturk’s efforts to westernize Turkey and to free it from Allied control.
This blockbuster by a well-known London journalist and authentic Lord is a blow-by-blow biographical study of the soldier-statesman, Mustafa Kemal, who in the first part of the 20th century “”transformed the sprawling old Ottoman Empire into a compact new Turkish Republic. The Rebirth Of A Nation 4. An interesting read, bogged down with Orientalism and always written under the assumption of its basic premise: I found some kintoss subjects were left out or not given sufficient attention.
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Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross
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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Unfortunately less so on state building but a lot of interesting tales of international diplomacy. I haven’t read any books by Lord Kinross because I haven’t look at any other book’s he’s written because I’m already reading another.
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His reforms were very far reaching and I would have liked to have learned more of this era of his life. Please provide an email address. Turkey changed from a caliphate to a republic, and that was just the beginning.