An English Kemalist in Anatolia, 1922
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HDN The name Grace Ellison has almost entirely fallen from the historical record. A journalist by profession, Ellison published a series of books on Ottoman and Turkish society that are today little more than historical curios. But as the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Cambridge University Press has decided to reissue her account of a journey from İzmir to Ankara in the aftermath of the conflict, in the midst of Turkey’s War of Independence. Terribly dated, and full of exuberant Turkophilia that borders on propaganda, the book’s shortcomings are precisely what make it a fascinating relic.
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