The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide And America's Response by Peter BalakianThe Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide And America's Response by Peter Balakian

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

byPeter Balakian

Paperback | October 5, 2004

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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.

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 Co...
Title:The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide And America's ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.19 inPublished:October 5, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060558709

ISBN - 13:9780060558703

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A sluggish and mostly unexciting book about a vitally important topic It almost feels unfair to say this, but The Burning Tigris is written in a way that doesn't do its subject matter justice. It;s chapters are far too long, it isn't able to handle shifting from the facts in on the ground in the Ottoman Empire to the efforts to help the Armenians in America I had to but the book down several times and tried to avoid reading it. That's not a good sign. It does however, have it's good moments such as details of the massacres under Abdul Hamid and the Game of Swords incident in the Ottoman Emprie. Unfortunately they do not come often enough. The Armenian genocide deserves to be read studied and affirmed but I suggest people pass on this book. If they want to read something good by Peter Baalakian they should red Armenian Golgotha the memoir of an Armenian Genocide survivor in his family that he helped collect.
Date published: 2016-11-08

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“A mighty work, a slow burn of muted eloquence, dense with scholarship...compelling.”