By Patrick Kinross

The definitive biography of the daddy of recent Turkey, a robust determine within the still-unfolding drama of the center East.

With the cave in of the Ottoman Empire after the 1st global battle got here the emergence of latest international locations, leader between them Turkey itself. It was once the construction of 1 guy, the soldier-statesman Mustafa Kemal, who dragged his state from the center a long time to the 20th century, and in defeating Western imperialists encouraged 'the reason behind the East'. Lord Kinross writes of the intrigues of empires, the brutalities of civil warfare, own braveness - displaying us Ataturk, the incarnation of glory - in addition to of Kemal's younger ambition, and his issues of his wife.

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