The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

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HarperCollins, 05 հոկ, 2004 թ. - 528 էջ

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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My Amazon review: I gave this 5 stars not just for content but mainly for the incredible fact that almost 100 years later people (i.e. the Turkish nation) dare to deny the reality of what was done to ... Read full review

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Everything included in this book made up a fascinating and gripping account of an inappropriately obscure series of events that encompassed a major historical tragedy. However, I found myself ... Read full review

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Peter Balakian is the author of Black Dog of Fate, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for Memoir and a New York Times Notable Book, and June-tree: New and Selected Poems 1974–2000. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and teaches at Colgate University, where he is a Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities.

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