Children of Armenia
Starting in 1915, the Ottoman Empire slaughtered up to 1.5 million Armenians. After an immediate groundswell of support for the “starving Armenians” led by Woodrow Wilson, the atrocities were wiped from the public’s consciousness and the perpetrators were never held accountable.
This groundbreaking book profiles the leading players—Armenian activists and assassins, Turkish diplomats, U.S. officials—each of whom played a major role in furthering or opposing the century-long Armenian quest for justice in the face of Turkish denial of its crimes, and reveals the events that have conspired to eradicate the “forgotten Genocide” from the world’s memory, including a profound shift in U.S. foreign policy that helped stymie any attempt to hold Turkey accountable.
Praise for Children of Armenia
Michael Bobelian has done a real service both in re-evoking the genocide and chronicling this long, sorry history of denial — Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains and King Leopold’s Ghost, and National Book Award Finalist
A powerfully moving account — Washington Times
A powerful and provocative work — Dr. Michael Berenbaum, former project director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Bobelian has made a significant contribution…. The book is captivating — Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, Professor of History at UCLA
This fall brought Michael Bobelian’s resourcefully reported Children of Armenia — Carlin Romano, Pulitzer Prize Finalist (From The Chronicle of Higher Education)
This powerful and gripping account of a people’s century-long struggle for justice is long overdue — George Deukmejian, 35th Governor of California
I heartily recommend this book — Ambassador John M. Evans
Passionate,… important but frustrating revelation of an egregious wrong still not acknowledged, let alone righted — Kirkus
So this passionate re-examination is timely, necessary, and an important reminder of the savagery that can accompany ethnic hatreds — Booklist
I love the book — John Rothmann, KGO 810 AM in San Francisco
Bobelian adds a first-rate analytical narrative of the aftermath of the genocide. This account is a crucial contribution. No comparable text exists. Indispensable — Dr. Khachig Tölölyan, Professor of English Literature at Wesleyan University
Children of Armenia… is clearly an act of self-discovery and a labour of love — Survival: Global Politics & Strategy
Bobelian offers a remarkably even-handed account… Bobelian’s book stands as a fine documentation of the genocide recognition movement… and offers insight into… its significance today — Journal of Peace Research
The scholarship is impeccable, the style accessible, the objectivity unimpeachable…. The result is a detached, cool, and thorough account that reads at times like a thriller — Ararat Magazine
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