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Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice

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The first book to chronicle the aftermath of the twentieth century's first genocide, this groundbreaking work recounts the Armenians' struggle for justice in the face of fifty years of silence and denial.

- First comprehensive account: From 1915 to 1923, the Ottoman Turks drove two million Armenians from their ancestral homeland, slaughtering 1.5 million of them in the pro

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2009)
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Doreen Petersen
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent book! A period of world history that must never be forgotten!
Michelle
Sep 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was not quite as well-written as, perhaps, The Rape of Nanking, but just as important in its way. I was very happy to see this book on my library new-book shelf recently, as just a few weeks ago, I read a comment in another book that "The Turkish-Armenian problem was not a massacre or genocide, but an episode of warfare between armed combatants" and I was astonished and shocked that there were people who still believed this. This book was well-researched; it was less ABOUT the actual g ...more
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Around the time of the first World War, the Armenians were expelled from their homeland, whole families and villages were massacred. It was the Ottoman Empire’s attempt to erase the Armenian people. They were only partially successful, while there is no longer an Armenian homeland, a place they can call their own, there are groups of Armenian people still living in the world.

April 24 has been designated as the day Armenians commemorate the genocide. I don’t remember the exact term for the celebr
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Wgrissom
Apr 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book if, like me, you knew little to nothing about the history of the Armenian Genocide, and its place in 20th century history.
Cheryl
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Another of the examples of political expediency outweighing justice and truth. This book chronicles the genocide of the Armenians at the hand of the Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire, just prior to WWI. The Armenians have never been able to secure any kind of apology from Turkey for the genocide who deny it ever happened (1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered) and the U.S. has hesitated to push for this acknowledgement because of the strategic position of Turkey to our military. Difficult ...more
Betty
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The greatness of this book is in the authors way of telling a very complicated and sensitive reality in an interesting way, full of facts and testimonies... A must read book.
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Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very strong and great subject and very informative. I didn't realize the lawsuit with insurance. I just really thought this was a very good book.
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May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting look at how world events kept a horrendous tragedy out of the public consciousness
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Michael Bobelian is an award-winning author, lawyer, and journalist whose work has covered issues ranging from legal affairs to corporate wrongdoing to human rights.

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan’s Business and Law Schools, Michael worked at a Wall Street law firm before earning a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

As a contributing writer a
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“The fallout caused by denial was inherited by later generations of Armenians, linking them to the fateful days of 1915, and compelling them to set the record straight.” 0 likes
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