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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Lord Kinross’ biogrpahy is thorough, exhaustive and detailed.

Strangely she still extols the virtue of the man and his leadership. Ataturk had to revive Turkey from the ashes and make it a modern nation once again, but changing the way a whole country works will be difficult. But he isn’t afraid to show that Ataturk, while being brilliant, progressive and a wily and adept statesman was also a profoundly flawed individual.

It shows him from being a soldier to becoming Turkey’s natin hero.

Patrick Balfour Kinross, Baron Publisher: The writing is definitely British, not American, so some phraseology is a little awkward to my ear. He and his party yanked the rag doll that was Turkey onto the path of growth into nationhood.

See all 52 reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I was a This red behemoth sat on my night stand much longer that I had anticipated. Language English Dewey Number Thumbnail sketch of his accomplishments: There is also next to no discussion or explanation of the context of Attaturk’s time. I was of two minds about Ataturk.

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For some time after WWI, Turkey or better saying, the Ottoman Empire was in real danger of being sliced in the same way several other countries were, especially in what is known as scramble for Africa. 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.


It’s my fault for my expectation of a death worthy of Ataturk.

Further, its structure and pacing are expertly executed, allowing the book to hold me captive as a reader and therefore best inform me about one of the most interesting political figures of the 20th century — and the cultural and historical backdrop that guided his actions. In the end, we get the impression that Ataturk was a brilliant nahion being, but nonetheless human. I spent three years in Izmir as an exchange officer with the Turkish Air Force and grew kinrose love Turkey and the Turkish peoples.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He embraced a western alphabet, outlawed the wearing of the burka, vastly reduced the power of the mullas, and decreed that woman would have absolute equality. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, who built a modern nation out of a medieval backwater by what amounted to sheer force of will, was a truly amazing giant of history.

I have been to Turkey a couple of times and I was always astonished by the constant presence of Ataturk face in enormous banners all over the place. This single location in Victoria: Ataturk’s historical image in Turkey best parallels that of Geoorge Washington in the US and is depicted as such in the book. In the end, we get the impression that Ataturk was a brilliant human being, but nonetheless human.


Though bearing an unnecessary or so pages, the book nevertheless paints a comprehensive and detailed picture of one of the more highly influential soldiers and statesmen of the last years. Mar 05, Nick rated it it was amazing Recommended to Nick by: Detailed traditional biography of the father of the Turks Very detailed and old-fashioned, this epic history captures the strange autocratic personality of Kemal Ataturk.

The E-mail Address es field is required. The insights he develops into the military and political situation of the time picks him out as a potential threat to his superiors, but also identify him as an invaluable commander. English Choose a language for shopping.

For he was truly the father of Turkey: Very much like the BBC documentary where his militaristic abilities are highly praised but his clever statesmanship was left out. Some knowledge of the divisiveness of the current Mideast is expanded as well.

He seized power after the first world war after the Ottoman empire had been stripped of much of its territory.