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Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce that George W. Gawrych’s The Young Ataturk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman has made the shortlist of the Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2014.

Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2014
The award, hosted by History Today and the publisher Longman, is given for an author’s first or second work of history published between October 2012 and September 2013. The winning book will have contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history

In The Young Ataturk George Gawrych tracks the lesser covered period of Kemal’s life – from the War of Independence to the founding of the Republic – arguing that it is only by understanding Kemal’s military career that one can fully comprehend how he evolved as one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary statesmen.

Full shortlist:

Barbara Crawford, The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870-1470 (John Donald/Birlinn)
George W. Gawrych, The Young Ataturk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey (I.B.Tauris)
Lucy Inglis, Georgian London: Into the Streets (Viking)
Henry Reece, The Army in Cromwellian England 1649-1660 (Oxford University Press)
Christine Stevenson, The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London (Yale University Press)
Calder Walton, Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire (HarperPress)

The winner will be announced at the annual History Today awards evening to be held on January 14th, 2014.

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