Grit and Grace in a World Gone Mad: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923 by Wendy ElliottGrit and Grace in a World Gone Mad: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923 by Wendy Elliott

Grit and Grace in a World Gone Mad: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923

byWendy Elliott

Paperback | October 19, 2018

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A personal history of a dedicated group of American and Canadian missionaries and relief workers who saved thousands of Armenian, Greek and Turkish orphans from starvation, disease and harm in the Talas region during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. From the initial jubilance of the Young Turk revolution, through the period of increased state repression, culminating in the violence and destruction of world war and genocide, the courage and kindness of these humanitarians shine through as a beacon of light and hope.

Title:Grit and Grace in a World Gone Mad: Humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923Format:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:October 19, 2018Publisher:Garod BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909382442

ISBN - 13:9781909382442

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Table of Contents

About the Author    ii
Foreword    vii
An Important Word About the Words    xi

Part I: A Time to Plant
1. A New Breed    3
2. In Sickness and in Health    17
3. Squabbles, Rifts and Splits    29
4. The Empire Shrinks    39
5. The Reformations    51
6. Mad for War    61
7. Eve of Destruction    71
8. Welcome to Hell    83

Part II: A Time to Mourn 
9. In the Valley of the Shadow of Death    91
10. Pandemonium    99
11. The Need for Relief    109
12. More Evictions    117
13. A Door Closes    127
14. A Window Opens    135
15. Aiding in Alexandropol    147
16. Rolling Up Their Sleeves    159
17. Eastward Ho!    169
18. The End of the Beginning    179

Part III: A Time To Mend
19. Through A Glass Darkly    191
20. Making Their Way Back    201
21. Suffer the Little Children    211
22. Order and DisOrder    223
23. On Their Own    233
24. No Pleasant Place To Be    245
25. A Greek Tragedy    255
26. Prelude to a Denouement    265
27. The Burning of Smyrna    275
Part IV: A Time To Uproot
28. The Expulsion    289
29. The Exodus    299
30. The Cost    305
Glossary of Terms and Places    313
List of Personnel    317
Endnotes    323
Selected Bibliography    373
Reader’s Guide    385
Index    391
Acknowledgments    405