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A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W X
Y Z
 The Great War 1914-1918, and Associated Conflicts
   The Ottoman Empire & Further East: Then to Now
     Development of Turkey from The Young Turks Onward



The Circassian: A Life of Esref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent

by Benjamin Fortna  

ISBN
9781849045780

Purchase Price
£21.04 (new)

Date Purchased
December 12, 2016

Publisher
C. Hurst & Co (Publishers) (2016, London)

Notes
Esref Kuscubasi is still controversial in Turkey, over 50 years after his death. He is sometimes called "The Turkish Lawrence of Arabia", his life offers insights into the traumatic and increasingly violent struggle that ended the Ottoman Empire and ushered in the modern Middle East. Esref had worked on special assignments for Enver Pasha; in the World War he was captured by the forces of the Arab Revolt, and was turned over to the British. He was imprisoned in Malta until 1920. when he joined the National Movement in Anatolia, but he eventually fell out with Mustafa Kemal and then switched sides. Thus this book is very germane to the story of the development of the Middle East we know today.