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Author Balakian, Peter, 1951-

Title The burning Tigris : the Armenian genocide and America's response / Peter Balakian
Published New York : Perennial, 2004

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 W'PONDS  956.62015 Bal/Btt  DUE 11-08-20
Description xxiv, 483 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Summary "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 extraordinary lost chapter of American history."
"During the United States' ascension in the global arena at the turn of the twentieth century, America's humanitarian movement for Armenia was an important part of the rising nation's first epoch of internationalism. Intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, and ordinary citizens came together to try to save the Armenians. The Burning Tigris reconstructs this landmark American cause that was spearheaded by the passionate commitments and commentaries of a remarkable case of public figures, including Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Stone Blackwell, Stephen Crane, and Ezra Pound, as well as courageous missionaries, diplomats, and relief workers who recorded their eyewitness accounts and often risked their lives in the killing fields of Armenia."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-461) and index
Notes First published New York : HarperCollins, 2003
Subject Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Foreign public opinion, American
Genocide -- Turkey.
Human rights.
ISBN 0060558709 (paperback)