Atat�rk The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey

ISBN-10: 158567334X

ISBN-13: 9781585673346

Edition: 1999

Authors: Andrew Mango

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In this major new biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, and the first to appear in English based on Turkish sources, Andrew Mango strips away the myth, to show the complexities of one of the most visionary, influential, and enigmatic statesmen of the century. Mustafa Kemal Atatrk was virtually unknown until 1919, when he took the lead in thwarting the victorious Allies' plan to partition the Turkish core of the Ottoman Empire. He divided the Allies, defeated the last Sultan, and secured the territory of the Turkish national state, becoming the first president of the new republic in 1923, fast creating his own legend. Andrew Mango's revealing portrait of Atatrk throws light on matters of great importance today-resurgent nationalism, religious fundamentalism, and the reality of democracy.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 8/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 539
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.782

Andrew Mango was born in Istanbul, Turkey on June 14, 1926. During World War II, he got a job as a translator in the press office of the British Embassy in Ankara. He received a doctorate in Persian literature from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies. He worked at Bush House, then home to BBC World Service radio, initially for the Turkish and French language sections before becoming head of the South East European Service until he retired in 1986. He wrote several books on Turkey including Atat�rk and From the Sultan to Atat�rk. He died on July 7, 2014 at the age of 88.

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