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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842125991
ISBN-10: 1842125990
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 157mm x 42mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Baron Patrick Balfour Kinross

Patrick Kinross was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, after which he became a journalist. During World War II he was posted as intelligence officer to the Middle East and later served as press counsellor at the British Embassy in Cairo.