The Turks Today

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Overlook Press, 2004 - History - 292 pages
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In this sequel to his acclaimed biography, Ataturk, Mango provides a rich portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. 32 illustrations, 5 maps.

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User Review  - cwhouston - LibraryThing

I read this prior to visiting Istanbul and it did give me a good feel for the recent history and current geopolitical position of modern Turkey. The book is broadly divided into two parts - the first ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A dense look at the modern history of Turkey, focusing on human conflict and bureaucratic details.In a sequel to Atatürk (2000), Mango takes up the story of modern Turkey from Atatürk's demise ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

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 Atatürk and From the Sultan to Atatürk. He died on July 7, 2014 at the age of 88.

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