Books: Father of the Turks

ATATÜRK by Lord Kinross. 615 pages. Morrow. $7.50.

Kemal Atatürk was the 20th century prototype of the progressive dictator. He was a man on horseback who broke the hegemony of London and Paris, overset a degenerate regime, achieved a social and political revolution and established a humanitarian tyranny.

Strange to say, no reliable study of this extraordinary individual has ever been written in English. The defect is now remedied by Britain's Lord Kinross, a Turcophile (Within the Taurus) who has known some of Atatürk's principal associates for many years. In this acute and readable...

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