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Burning Tigris The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

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ISBN-10: 0060198400

ISBN-13: 9780060198404

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter Balakian

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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. In this groundbreaking history of the Armenian Genocide, the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Black Dog of Fate brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Peter Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Young Turk government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he also resurrects an…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
The Emergence of International Human Rights in America: The Armenian Massacres in the 1890s
A Gathering at Faneuil Hall
"There in the Woods"
Yankees in Armenia
The Sultan and the Armenian Question
Killing Fields: The Massacres of the 1890s
Humanity on Trial: Clara Barton and America's Mission to Armenia
Walking Skeletons
"The Tears of Araxes": The Voice of the Woman's Journal
The Ottoman Bank Incident and the Aftermath of the Hamidian Massacres
"Our Boasted Civilization": Intellectuals, Popular Culture, and the Armenian Massacres of the 1890s
The Turkish Road to Genocide
The Rise of the Young Turks
Adana, 1909: Counterrevolution and Massacre
The Balkan Wars and World War I: The Road to Genocide
Government-Planned Genocide
Van, Spring 1915
April 24
American Witness
The Ambassador at the Crossroads
The News from the American Consul in Harput
Land of Dead
From Jesse Jackson in Aleppo
"Same Fate": Reports from All Over Turkey
America's Golden Rule: Working for Armenia Again
The Failed Mission
Wilson's Quandary
The Rise of a New Turkish Nationalism and the Campaign Against Armenia
Turkish Confessions: The Ottoman Courts-Martial, Constantinople, 1919-1920
The American Mandate for Armenia
The New U.S. Oil Policy in the Middle East and the Turnabout on the Armenian Question
Epilogue: Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide and U.S. Complicity
Notes
Photograph and Map Acknowledgments
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author