MUSTAPHA KEMAL ATATURK, the great Turkish dictator, is a figure of great significance to the modern world. He did in Turkey what, in effect, Nasser and the other present-day "strong men" are trying to do in their countries, and he is their model and ideal. In fact, Nasser said of this book specifically "This has been the most important book in my life."
Besides being of great historical importance, this book, first published in 1933, is also a fascinating study of an extremely complex and controversial figure, in which an iron self-discipline and a sudden capacity for self-abandonment existed side by side and indeed reinforced each other.
Richly illustrated with maps and drawings.
"This has been the most important book in my life"Gamal Abdel Nasser