Mustafa Kemal AtatürkPosted: January 31, 2014
Waterstones has a special ‘20% off almost everything’ sale this weekend, and as I was passing their Bluewater branch I decided to see if there was a book or two that I fancied buying.
The store has a carousel display of books published by Osprey, and I happened to see that they had a copy of the ‘Command’ series book about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on sale. (It was written by Edward J Erickson, illustrated by Adam Hook, and published by Osprey in 2013 [ISBN 978 1 78096 590 1].) As Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has always been one of those late nineteenth/early twentieth century personalities that I have wanted to know more about, I bought it.
The book has eight chapters, a bibliography, and an index. The chapters are entitled:
- The early years
- The military life
- The hour of destiny
- Opposing commanders
- Inside the mind
- When war is done
- A life in words
A quick glance through the book indicates that it covers everything that I need in order to get some basic understanding of the man who was the ‘Father of the Turks’.