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Atatürk as Viewed Through the Eyes of American Diplomats


Rifat Bali’s collection of American consular reports concerning Mustafa Kemal Atatürk make an important new contribution to the study of the man and his personality.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-139-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 195
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-139-8
$132.00

While there is no shortage of books on Mustafa Kemal Atatürk released each year, few offer anything new for the researcher of the man or the early years of the Turkish republic. Rifat Bali’s collection of American consular documents pertaining to Atatürk does, however, make such a contribution to the study of the man and Turkish-American relations of the 1920s and 1930s. The documents were collected from the American National Archives and shed light on Atatürk’s life and personality with a closeness which has often not been possible. The consular reports come from three American ambassadors, Grew, Sherrill and Skinner, who served during Atatürk’s tenure as president of Turkey. Bali has added six of his own articles about Atatürk in addition to the archival sources. The book also includes a forward by Andrew Mango, who has written a widely-acclaimed biography of Atatürk.

While there is no shortage of books on Mustafa Kemal Atatürk released each year, few offer anything new for the researcher of the man or the early years of the Turkish republic. Rifat Bali’s collection of American consular documents pertaining to Atatürk does, however, make such a contribution to the study of the man and Turkish-American relations of the 1920s and 1930s. The documents were collected from the American National Archives and shed light on Atatürk’s life and personality with a closeness which has often not been possible. The consular reports come from three American ambassadors, Grew, Sherrill and Skinner, who served during Atatürk’s tenure as president of Turkey. Bali has added six of his own articles about Atatürk in addition to the archival sources. The book also includes a forward by Andrew Mango, who has written a widely-acclaimed biography of Atatürk.

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Rifat N. Bali

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • ABBREVIATIONS (page 9)
  • FOREWORD (page 11)
  • PREFACE (page 15)
  • I-NEW DOCUMENTS ON ATATURK : 1- AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER BY ATATURK'S EX WIFE LATIFEHANIM (page 19)
  • 2-ATATURK AND HIS WOMEN (page 30)
  • 3-THE TURKISH GOVERMENT DECISION TO SUPPRESS ILLICIT DRUG PRODUCTION (page 55)
  • 4-THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S REACTION TO ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN PRESS CONCERNING ATATURK (page 59)
  • 5-REPRESENTATION OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE FUNERAL OF ATATURK (page 85)
  • 6-THE TURKISH PRESS REACTION TO ""AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL'S REPORT ON ATATURK'S VIEWS ON RELIGION"ARTICLE (page 96)
  • II-SSELECTED DOCUMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (page 117)
  • 2.CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AD INTERIM G.HOWLAND SHAW'S REPORT ON ATATURK (page 121)
  • CONSUL GENERAL CHARLES E.ALLEN'S REPORT ON ATATRUK:"THE PRESIDENT"DATED OCTOBER 1931 (page 124)
  • 4.CONSUL GENERAL CHARLES E.ALLEN'S REPORT ON ATATURK:"THE PRESIDENT",DATED MARCH 1932 (page 126)
  • 5.AMBASSADOR JOSEPH C.GREW'S REPORT ON ATATURK (page 128)
  • 6.AMBASSADOR CHARLES H. SHERRILL'S REPORT OF JOURNALIST ASIM US' VIEWS ON ATATURK (page 131)
  • 7.AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL'S REPORT ON ATATURK (page 133)
  • 8.AMBASSADOR ROBERT P.SKINNER'S REPORT ON ATATURK (page 136)
  • 9.AMBASSADOR ROBERT P.SKINNER'S REPORT ATATURK MEETING JOURNALIST GLADYS BAKER (page 138)
  • 10.CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AD INTERIM G.HOWLAND SHAW'S EVALUATION OF ATATURK (page 141)
  • 11."THE EGYPTIAN INCIDENT",VIEWED BY CHARLES E.ALLEN,AMERICAN CONSUL GENERAL (page 148)
  • B-AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL'S MEETINGS WITH ATATURK:1.AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL'S REQUEST FOR MEETING ATATURK (page 155)
  • 2.AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL'S MEETING WITH ATATURK (page 157)
  • 3.CHARLES H.SHERRIL'S ARTICLE,"MY INTERVIEWS WITH THE GAZI" (page 160)
  • C-ATAURK,RELIGION AND ISLAM:1.AMBASSADOR JOSEPH C.GREW'S COMMENTS ON ATATURK AND REFORM IN ISLAM (page 167)
  • 2.AMBASSADOR CHARLES H.SHERRILL COMMENTS ON ATATURK'S VIEWS ON RELIGION (page 171)
  • PASSAGE FROM A YEAR'S EMBASSY TO MUSTAFA KEMAL (page 175)
  • D-A MEETING BETWEEN ATATURK AND DR.HAND HENNING VON DER OSTEN THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO:1.REPORT OF JEFFERSON PATTERSON,CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AD INTERIM (page 178)
  • 2.DR.HANS HENNING VON DER OSTEN'S MEMORANDUM ON HIS MEETINGS WITH ATATURK (page 183)
  • MEMORANDUM OF THE INTERVIEW OF H.H.von der Osten With the President of the Republic of Turkey (page 184)
  • MEMORANDUM ON THE VISIT OF THE GAZI TO GIAUR KALESSI (page 187)
  • E-A SECRET AND MYSTERIOUS CONTACT WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT:I-FIRST INFORMATION ON SALIH ADIL BEY (page 188)
  • 2-SALIH ADIL BEY CONTACTS THE STATE DEPARTMENT (page 189)
  • 3-WALLACE MURRAY'S LETTER TO G.HOWLAND SHAW (page 191)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 193)
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