the hundred year walk an armenian odyssey

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The Hundred Year Walk

Author : Dawn Anahid MacKeen
ISBN : 9780544582927
Genre : History
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A New York Post Must-Read “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.”—Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance “This book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know . . . MacKeen’s excavation of the past reveals both uncomfortable and uplifting lessons about our present.”—Ari Shapiro, NPR Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million people—half the Armenian population—were killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk MacKeen alternates between Stepan’s courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he crossed with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself. “I am in awe of what Dawn MacKeen has done here . . . Her sentences sing. Her research shines. Her readers will be rapt—and a lot smarter by the end.”—Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion “Harrowing.”—Us Weekly

Deli Sarkis The Scars He Carried

Author : Ellen Sarkisian Chesnut
ISBN : 9781626529168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from twenty-four years of experience working for a Southern California police department, Behind the Badge: A Policeman's Legacy is a window into the true-life drama of life in the ranks of one of the country's most dangerous jobs. No longer the realm of Mayberry R.F.D., but not yet the world of Blade Runner, this is the story of real men and women doing real jobs at the start of the twenty-first century.Attempting to break through the stereotypes we've all been inundated by over the years, Cover shows us what really goes on when an officer is taking care of day-to-day business. Battling armed criminals, dogs, bureaucracy, and sometimes even public opinion, the job was seldom easy, but the duty was always important. Cover pulls no punches as he describes the life he led as a police officer up until the day when—in pursuit of a fugitive—he suffered the injury which would lead to his early retirement.

Operation Nemesis

Author : Eric Bogosian
ISBN : 9780316292016
Genre : History
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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 Nemesis is the result--both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

Driving Mr Albert

Author : Michael Paterniti
ISBN : 9780385333030
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Follows an 84-year-old pathologist across the country with Einstein's brain in a Tupperware bowl filled with formaldehyde.

Orhan S Inheritance

Author : Aline Ohanesian
ISBN : 9781616204914
Genre : Fiction
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When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, Kemal Türkoglu, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Intent on righting this injustice, Orhan unearths a story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which Orhan’s family is built, a story that could unravel his own future. “Breathtaking and expansive . . . Proof that the past can sometimes rewrite the future.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train “Stunning . . . At turns both subtle and transcendent.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “To take the tumultuous history of Turks and Armenians in the early part of this century, and to tell the stories of families and lovers from the small everyday moments of life to the terrible journeys of death, to make a novel so engrossing and keep us awake—that is an accomplishment, and Aline Ohanesian’s first novel is such a wonderful accomplishment.” —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon “Rich, tragic, compelling, and realized with deep care and insight.” —Elle “A book with a mission, giving a voice to history’s silent victims.” —The New York Times Book Review “Orhan’s Inheritance illuminates human nature while portraying a devastating time in history . . . A remarkable debut novel that exhibits an impressive grasp of history as well as narrative intensity and vivid prose.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “A remarkable debut from an important new voice. It tells us things we thought we knew and shows us we had no idea. Beautiful and terrible and, finally, indelible.” —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Queen of America

Armenia

Author : Gabriella Uluhogian
ISBN : 8857212440
Genre : Art
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The mystery and fascination of the Armenian culture in an original exhibition catalogue. The Armenia The traces of a civilisation exhibition, and the catalogue accompanying it, present the high achievements of the Armenian culture in the spiritual, artistic, architectural, economic sectors, as well as in the world of thinking, in an original chronological and thematic way. The ancient stelae with engraved cross, the vividly coloured miniatures, the religious architecture and precious reliquaries preserved for centuries in the See of the Apostolic Armenian Church at Echmiadzin reveal the great skills of Armenian artists through the ages. Attention is also turned to the long and fruitful relationships of the Armenians with various populations and cultures from Europe to the Far East. In particular, through historic documents, manuscripts and works of art, it is shown how the Armenian presence in Venice developed and how the Armenians were seen by the Venetians in the political, economic, literary and artistic context of the Serenissima. In particular, using historic documents, manuscripts and works of art. In the last section, the visitor can admire some fine manuscripts that reveal something about the science, theology, philosophy, history and literature of the times. A special section will be dedicated to the introduction into Armenia of the printing press in 1512: the finest printed books produced by the closely-linked Armenian colonies around the world will be on display.

Black Dog Of Fate

Author : Peter Balakian
ISBN : 9780786743704
Genre : History
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In this tenth anniversary edition of his award-winning memoir, New York Times bestselling author Peter Balakian has expanded his compelling story about growing up in the baby-boom suburbs of the '50s and '60s and coming to understand what happened to his family in the first genocide of the twentieth century—the Ottoman Turkish government's extermination of more than one million Armenians in 1915. In this new edition, Balakian continues his exploration of the Armenian Genocide with new chapters about his journey to Aleppo and his trip to the Der Zor desert of Syria in his pursuit of his grandmother's life, bringing us closer to the twentieth century's first genocide.

They Can Live In The Desert But Nowhere Else

Author : Ronald Grigor Suny
ISBN : 9781400865581
Genre : History
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Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by 90 percent—more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian interpretations of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915–16 were committed. Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Gaza

Author : Donald Macintyre
ISBN : 9781786071071
Genre : History
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A coastal civilisation open to the world. A flourishing port on a major international trading route. This was Gaza’s past. Can it be its future? Today, Gaza is home to a uniquely imprisoned people, most unable to travel to the West Bank, let alone Israel, where tens of thousands once worked, and unable to flee in wartime. Trapped inside a crucible of conflict, the surprise is that so many of them remain courageous, outspoken and steadfast. From refugee camps to factories struggling under economic stranglehold and bombardment, Donald Macintyre reveals Gaza’s human tragedy through the stories of the ordinary people who live and work there. He portrays the suffering through siege and war, the failings – including those of the international community – that have seen opportunities for peace pass by and the fragile, lingering hope that Gaza, with its creativity and resilience, can be part of a better future for the Middle East.

Armenians In Modern Turkey

Author : Talin Suciyan
ISBN : 9780857729729
Genre : Political Science
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After the Armenian genocide of 1915, in which over a million Armenians died, thousands of Armenian-Turks lived and worked in the Turkish state alongside those who had persecuted their communities. Living under heavy censorship, and in an atmosphere of official denial that the deaths were a genocide, how did Turkish Armenians record their own history? Here, Talin Suciyan explores the life experienced by Turkey’s Armenian communities as Turkey’s great modernisation project of the 20th century gathered pace.Suciyan achieves this through analysis of remarkable new primary material: Turkish state archives, minutes of the Armenian National Assembly, a kaleidoscopic series of personal diaries, memoirs and oral histories, various Armenian periodicals such as newspapers, yearbooks and magazines, as well as statutes and laws which led to the continuing persecution of Armenians. The first history of its kind, The Armenians in Modern Turkey is a fresh contribution to the history of modern Turkey and the Armenian experience there

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