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by George W. Gawrych

Mustafa Kemal―latterly and better known as Atatürk―is without doubt the towering figure of modern Turkish history. But what was his path to power? And how did his early career as a soldier in the Ottoman army affect his later decisions as President? The Young Atatürk tracks the lesser covered period of Kemal’s life―from the War of Independence to the founding of the Republic―and shows that it is only by understanding Kemal’s military career that one can fully comprehend how he evolved as one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary statesmen. Delving into Kemal’s military writings, orders, and political decisions, speeches, proclamations and private correspondences, this book provides a rounded and nuanced portrait of the making of a major statesman.
Download The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey epub
ISBN: 1784534269
ISBN13: 978-1784534264
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: George W. Gawrych
Language: English
Publisher: I.B.Tauris; Reprint edition (November 30, 2015)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1707 kb
FB2 size: 1650 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 168
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An excellent account of an accomplished soldier, a visionary world leader, a reformer, and humanist. This book is a reference book material for colleges,
I have read numerous books and articles on Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and this is the best I have read. The other publucations reflected on Ataturk as a great general and statesman. This book reads about the man behind the titles. A man who had his doubts, fears, goals, culture and, yes, his human needs. If you are a student of history, read this, it will bring to you the Man who is Ataturk.
The book looks at Ataturk -my only hero- from a unique perspective. I cannot say I agreed with author`s every conclusion on Ataturk but Gawrych got my respect. For anyone with an interest in Ataturk and/or Turkish and European history, this book is a must-read.
George W. Gawrych's The Young Ataturk is the finest work on Kemal Ataturk's early career ever written. Brilliantly conceived and artistically composed by a professor finely versed in the Ottoman and Turkish languages, Dr. Gawrych sifted through the various Turkish archives to reconstruct an outstanding history of the emergence of Turkey as a new nation state in modern Europe after World War I. Gawrych analyzes the evolving development of Ataturk as an expert in modern military science, his mastery of Western cultural developments, and his transformation of Turkey into a modern nation state after the close or World War I when that country's future looked so bleak.

After the war, through his development of a network of political and military associates, Ataturk steadily gained ascendency over his various rivals and led the Turkish people in a revolt against the oppression of the European powers, especially England and Greece, after these Allies attempted to divest Turkey of most of its land and power. Ataturk reformed the Turkish Army, assembled a group of Turkey's most potent commanders, and developed effective war plans that led his armies to success over Britain and Greece in a blitzkrieg war of maneuver.

Many today think of Islam as an oppressive power in the world, a religion and philosophy that are contrary to human values and progress. Gawrych's brilliant study makes clear that this interpretation does not fit the Turkish experience at all as championed and implemented by Ataturk, one of the world's most influential leaders in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A lot of interesting facts, very good description of the history and outstanding personality of Ataturk.
He's a war criminal. Not a hero. The main reason TURKEY IS GUILTY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.