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Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide

The first English-language biography of the de facto ruler of the late Ottoman Empire and architect of the Armenian Genocide

Paperback

Price:
$27.95 / £22.00
ISBN:
Published:
04/07/2020
Pages:
552
Size:
5.5 x 8.5 in.
Illus:
23 b/w illus. 6 maps.
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Talaat Pasha (1874–1921) led the Young Turks’ single-party regime in the Ottoman Empire during World War I and is arguably a founding father of modern Turkey. He was also the architect of the Armenian Genocide, which set the stage for a century that would witness political terror and ethnic cleansing on a scale never imagined. Here is the first biography in English of the revolutionary figure who not only prepared the way for Atatürk and the founding of the republic in 1923, but who shaped the modern world as well. In this explosive book, Hans-Lukas Kieser provides a mesmerizing portrait of the shrewd and merciless politician who maintained power through a potent blend of Islamic-Turkish nationalism and a readiness to employ violent “solutions.”