Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian Genocide by Eric BogosianOperation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian Genocide by Eric Bogosian

Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian Genocide

byEric Bogosian

Hardcover | April 21, 2015

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A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution. The assassins were survivors, men defined by the massive tragedy that had devastated their people. With operatives on three continents, the Nemesis team killed six major Turkish leaders in Berlin, Constantinople, Tiflis, and Rome, only to disband and suddenly disappear. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told, until now.

Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins by setting the killings in the context of Ottoman and Armenian history, as well as showing in vivid color the era's history, rife with political fighting and massacres. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes of the twentieth century and one of history's most remarkable acts of vengeance, Bogosian draws upon years of research and newly uncovered evidence.Operation Nemesisis the result--both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.
Eric Bogosianis an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his playTalk Radio, and is the recipient of the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award, as well as three Obie Awards and the Drama Desk. In addition to his celebrated work in the theater and onscreen, he has authored three nov...
Title:Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged The Armenian GenocideFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316292087

ISBN - 13:9780316292085


Editorial Reviews

A "gripping tale."-Aram Bakshian, Jr., The Washington Times