This is a thoroughly researched book that examines not only Talaat Pasha s ideology and disastrous
Actions In The Context Of in the context of and personalities surrounding him but also provides insights on how his ideology and actions led to the founding of modern Turkey hence the moniker Father of Modern Turkey in the subtitleMost of what the book describes with regard to how Talaat and his henchmen destroyed the Armenians and other non Muslims in the Ottoman Empire is not new What is new and interesting is how Talaat s initial high regard for Armenians and Armenian organizations turned into utter hatred against them partly as a result of the influence of what the book calls social Darwinists and Turkish nationalists and Turanists around him and partly because of various events in the first year of World War I The book devotes substantial space to all phases of the Armenian Genocide and Talaat s evolving role as its chief architect It describes in reat detail how deportations initially motivated by military considerations turned into willful destruction of a people the book calls this Phase II driven by hatred fear and pan Turanic ambitions The book also describes how the Armenian Genocide uickly led to the ethnic cleansing of Ottoman Turkey of other non Muslim and non Turkish elements as Talaat and his circle developed a Turkish Islamic synthesis of national identity over the course of the warMore interestingly the book notes with substantial research how Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his circle most of them active political players in the ethnic cleansing campaign during Talaat s time made the results of Talaat s actions permanent with deliberately the ethnic cleansing campaign during Talaat s time made the results of Talaat s actions permanent with deliberately laws and regulations and how they built modern Turkey on his roup s ideology of Turkish Islamic synthesisEven
Significantly The Book Draws Implied the book draws implied between the events of 1915 23 and the current situation in Turkey where another charismatic leader who can skillfully manipulate the mix of Turkish nationalism and Islam to rally his supporters to destroy another ethnic minority to stamp out any political opposition and to emb. The first English language biography of the de facto ruler of the late Ottoman Empire and architect of the Armenian GenocideTalaat 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 ,
Hans-Lukas Kieser Â 7 charactersPlainly extensive research here and we are unlikely to et another biography of Talaat in English in the near future It beggars belief that an academic press could have allowed publication of a book that should have been entirely rewritten before it went to the printer The author should be commended to delving into a period
OF HISTORY THAT IS PACKED WITH DETAILS AND VARIOUShistory that is packed with details and various by different historians He did a skillful job at putting the life of Talat Pahsa into context of the Young Turk movement the Ottoman Empire s unsuccessful entry into WWI as an ally of Germany and most importantly how he conceived of The Century S First Genocide century s first Dialogues sans bulles avec Greg genocide takes on Turkish denialist past which he believes will haunt the country until it comes to terms with its brutal and inhumane past crimes against humanity and attempted destruction of the Armenian community of which I am a proud descendant Thankfully this author and others are beginning to pull back the curtain ofenocide denial It is my hope that the book will be translated into Turkish so that Turkish youth can understand the criminal foundations of the country in which they live Perhaps then they can pressure their own overnment to accept responsibility for the deaths of 15 million Armenians and then they can pressure their own overnment to accept responsibility for the deaths of 15 million Armenians and wholesale looting of their properties and wealth and make reparations I recommend this book not just to people of Armenian or Turkish descent but to any student of history the book was written almost as court case and the writer was the prosecutorit is Ma leçon de BD par Franquin good to know in details the two side of the storywell done anyway This book on a very interesting and important topic should have been assigned an English language editor The author a non native speaker often uses words incorrectly which is sometimes amusing The organization is also a bit difficult to follow It s important to see the truth in what actually happened in 1915 bravo to the author Shame on those who areiving it 1 star because they support a denialist narrative of the Armenian Genocide The truth will always be victorious A must read for those in the civilised world. 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 solution. Ark on expansionary adventuresFor all of its research merit and insightfulness the book suffers from poor organization and poor English editing some of the editing mistakes could have been identified by ordinary software This makes the book a hard read for the ordinary reader Well researched interesting and detailed account of the Young Turks and Talaat Pashas rule over Ottoman empire and analysis of the extreme nationalist ideology that led To The Genocide An Objective And Convincing Presentation Of The the enocide An objective and convincing presentation of the between the Young Turks the Kemalists and the modern day followers Erdogan that clearly demonstrates how the later movements were and are a continuation of Talaat Pasha s and the Young Turks militant and
Murderous Fanatical Nationalism One Offanatical nationalism One of best on the topic Very well researched and referenced This is an outstanding work on a topic that is difficult to research yet contains over a hundred pages of references a treasure
CHEST FOR THOSE SO INCLINED TO PURSUE SPECIFICS ITEMSTHEfor those so inclined to pursue specifics itemsThe directly connects Talaat Pasha the real father of Modern Turkey and architect of the Turkish enocide of the Armenians with the purported father of the Turks Mustafa Kemal Ataturk its first presidentThis book is not an Introduction to Talaat Pasha It does assume some familiarity with the topic and the history of the eraAs somebody who lost scores of family members most burned alive while others deported and killed outright by orders of Talaat Pasha I applaud the author Hans Lukas Kieser in explaining the motivations and mechanics of this crime against humanity that remains unacknowledged by TurkeyYerevan Armenia I had been looking forward to reading this book Sadly I had to abandon it by the third chapter It is unreadable I could have tolerated the author s clunky style I might even have forgiven his difficulty in making one sentence link to the one before or after it but the structure It appears at times that the author has taken his information and arranged it at random making whatever story he is trying to tell impossible to follow This is doubly unfortunate because there is. Lso 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.