House of War Author:Catherine Gavin A vigorous and moving novel set in Turkey in 192, the year of the war of Independence, when Kemal Ataturk, vastly outnumbered, won his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals. — Kemal Ataturk bestrides The House of War as he bestrode the Near East in those days - a man of powerful contradictory talents, a genius as a mili... more »tary commander, a bon viveur of self-discipline, a man who sought equality for women, and who loved and left many of them.
Against the background of the brilliantly re-created campaign comes the story of the strange love which grew between Kemal and Evelyn Barrett, an American girl whose journalist husband is on assignment in Turkey. As her marriage quickly disintegrates, Evelyn stands at Kemal's side through some of the bitterest fighting of modern times. Dr. Gavin's brilliance is revealed once again in the dramatization of the destinies of individuals and nations.« less