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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060558709
  • 9780060558703
  • 279,491

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In this important book, Balakian proves adept at presenting both human horror and political tragedy. --Booklist"
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