Introduction /The early years /The military life /Opposing commanders /The hour of destiny /Inside the mind /When war is done /A life in words /Bibliography /Index
Mustafa Kemal rose to prominence though his defence of the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I, before leading the nationalist army during the Turkish War of Independence and becoming the first president of Turkey.
Dr Edward J. Erickson is an Associate Professor of Military History at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Erickson is widely recognized as one of the foremost specialists on the Ottoman Army during the First World War. Among the numerous books and articles he has written are Ordered To Die, A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War; Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913; Ottoman Army Effectiveness in WW1, A Comparative Study, and Gallipoli and the Middle East 1914-1918.