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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This was a good introduction to Turkey that focused on the modern but explained with quite a bit of historical detail. Worth reading especially if you are going to Turkey and don't have lots of time before you go. Read full review

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Valuable book as preparation for a trip to Turkey. 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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