+612 9045 4394
The Burning Tigris : The Armenian Genocide and America's Response - Peter Balakian

The Burning Tigris

The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

Paperback Published: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780060558703
Number Of Pages: 528

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $31.99
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

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.

Industry Reviews

The terrible fate of the Armenians... is brilliantly described. A great service to the history of the Armenians."--Sir Martin Gilbert, author of The Righteous: the Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

Prefacep. xiii
The Emergence of International Human Rights in America: The Armenian Massacres in the 1890s
A Gathering at Faneuil Hallp. 3
"There in the Woods"p. 13
Yankees in Armeniap. 23
The Sultan and the Armenian Questionp. 35
Killing Fields: The Massacres of the 1890sp. 53
Humanity on Trial: Clara Barton and America's Mission to Armeniap. 63
Walking Skeletonsp. 81
"The Tears of Araxes": The Voice of the Woman's Journalp. 93
The Ottoman Bank Incident and the Aftermath of the Hamidian Massacresp. 103
"Our Boasted Civilization": Intellectuals, Popular Culture, and the Armenian Massacres of the 1890sp. 117
The Turkish Road to Genocide
The Rise of the Young Turksp. 135
Adana, 1909: Counterrevolution and Massacrep. 145
The Balkan Wars and World War I: The Road to Genocidep. 159
Government-Planned Genocidep. 175
Van, Spring 1915p. 197
April 24p. 211
American Witness
The Ambassador at the Crossroadsp. 219
The News from the American Consul in Harputp. 225
Land of Deadp. 241
From Jesse Jackson in Aleppop. 251
"Same Fate": Reports from All Over Turkeyp. 265
America's Golden Rule: Working for Armenia Againp. 277
The Failed Mission
Wilson's Quandaryp. 299
The Rise of a New Turkish Nationalism and the Campaign Against Armeniap. 319
Turkish Confessions: The Ottoman Courts-Martial, Constantinople, 1919-1920p. 331
The American Mandate for Armeniap. 349
The New U.S. Oil Policy in the Middle East and the Turnabout on the Armenian Questionp. 363
Epilogue: Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide and U.S. Complicityp. 373
Notesp. 393
Photograph and Map Acknowledgmentsp. 435
Glossaryp. 437
Selected Bibliographyp. 441
Acknowledgmentsp. 455
Indexp. 459
About the Authorp. 476
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780060558703
ISBN-10: 0060558709
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 5th October 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.46