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Published: 15 December 2016

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190492441

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The Circassian

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

Benjamin C. Fortna

  • A fascinating biography, based on private family papers, of the Young Turks' very own "Lawrence of Arabia," who later fell from grace with Kemal Atatürk
  • Provides new interpretations on the Ottoman Empire
  • While Esref Kusçubasi Bey is a controversial figure in Turkey, elsewhere he remains less known -- this new biography introduces his intriguing story to a wider audience

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