This Concise Account Of The Life And Career Of Mustafa Kemal Atat Rk 1881 1938 , The Formidable Founder Of Modern Turkey , Offers A Substantial Revaluation Of A Key Figure In Modern History, And Also An Introduction To The Turkish Republic Itself It Is A Timely Study With Turkey Again At The Centre Of International Attention, As Islamic Fundamentalists Challenge Many Of Atat Rk S Westernising And Secularizing Reforms, And As The Regional Aftershocks Of The Soviet Collapse Reopen Profound Questions About Turkey S Nature, Role And Relationships Atat Rk Had Sought To Settle For Good.Atatürk

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  • Paperback
  • Atatürk
  • Alexander Lyon Macfie
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 9780582078628

10 thoughts on “Atatürk

  1. says:

    Mustafa Kemal Ataturk belongs to that rarefied category of men who have been called the father of their country Yet such lofty achievements could hardly have been reasonably predicted when he was born in 1881 to a minor customs official and his wife Growing up in the Ottoman Empire, he joined the army where, in spite of his involvement in the secret societies of the period, he rose rapidly through the ranks Distinguishing himself during the First World War, he quickly emerged at the forefront of a national resistance movement after the war, one that challenged both the Allied occupation forces and the Ottoman regime and culminated in the proclamation of a Turkish Republic Assuming its presidency, Ataturk pushed through a series of reforms that transformed Turkey into the secularized Western oriented state that it is today.Summarizing the momentous events of Ataturk s life can be a challenge for any short work, the so given the relative unfamiliarity of an English language audience with the background of events In this, A L Macfie does a commendable job in this concise biography of Ataturk of providing an efficient explanation of the developments of the period within the framework of his subject s life The combination gives the reader a useful, analysis of the public career of the Turkish leader, one that summarizes nicely his life and achievements.Yet Macfie s achievement hampers the book in other ways W...

  2. says:

    A short bio on the life of Mustafa Kemal, the man who put the knife to the Ottoman Empire after WWI.The author s prose did not flow very well, so despite its brevity, this is not a quick read Also, the book is a fairly dry recitation of dates, places and names One never really gets a sense of Ataturk the man and why he was motivated to do what he did There are a couple of maps in the back of the book that a...

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