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In this major new biography of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 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. Trained as an army officer, Ataturk 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 and fast creating his own legend and his own cult.

ISBN: 9781585673346

Published Date: August 1, 2002

Publisher: Overlook Press

Language: English

Page Count: 666

Size: 8.98" l x 5.95" w x 1.97" h