A History of International Human Rights and Forgotten Heroes
In this national bestseller, the critically acclaimed author Peter Balakian brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Turkish government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he resurrects an extraordinary lost chapter of American history.
Awarded the Raphael Lemkin Prize for the best scholarly book on genocide by the Institute for Genocide Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Graduate Center.
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Balakian, who wrote so movingly of the impact of the genocide on his own family in Black Dog of Fate, also underscores how well known the Armenian destruction was in America through detailed reports by U.S. consuls throughout Turkey and steady newspaper reporting, and how great the response was ...Aug 18 2003 | Read Full Review of Burning Tigris, The: The Arme...
Peter Balakian's "Black Dog of Fate" (1997), an autobiographical account of the complexities of growing up as the son of survivors of a genocide, established the basis for "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response," a history of what often has been described as the firs...Oct 04 2003 | Read Full Review of Burning Tigris, The: The Arme...
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