The Usborne Internet – Linked Encyclopedia of World History and Omission of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, edited by Jane Chisolm.

Encyclopedia of World History

A new book on World History has been published by Usborne Publishing in the US with a note that it is not for sale outside the USA. The 406-page encyclopedia has many useful charts including World Time Chart for the last 500 years which indicates 1922 as the founding of the Turkish republic (p.401).

This, of course, is wrong since the correct date is October 29, 1923.  Incredibly, there is no mention of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as the creator and the first President of the Turkish Republic, or anywhere in the book, who has been praised by almost all the leaders from around the world and picked as the greatest leader of the 20th century by Prof. Ludwig of University of Kentucky following 17 years of study of all the leaders. Everyone should write to the publishers to correct this mistake in the encyclopedia which is being used as a reference even in elementary schools in the US.

Yuksel Oktay,
November 30, 2008
Seattle, WA.

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