'A fanfare for modern Turkey and a vivid, provocative, often funny, always insightful account of how it came about … If you really don’t know why a portrait of Ataturk hangs in almost every shop in Turkey, read this book'
'Arresting … Stone’s Turkey breaks the popular mould and introduces its readers to a place beyond their presumptions'
'Absolutely splendid … pithy, straightforward, superbly argued'
'Constantly exhilarating …. However many histories of Turkey you have read, you will never have read one as incisive, combative and sure-footed as this one'