The book was published by well-known Italian publishing house Salerni last year in August and its second edition was published after only three and a half months. Grassi said the book was the result of 20 years of work. He said his country did not have that a comprehensive book on Atatürk.
"Interest in Turkey had decreased in Italy. It is on the rise again in recent years," he said. "It was a big deficiency that there was not a book about the founder of Turkey at a term during which Turkish-Italian relations improves. I wrote this book to fill this gap."
Grassi, a lecturer at the Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Western Languages and Literature, concluded by saying, "This is a book that respects and launches Turkish history."