Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Dr Jay Winter

Before Rwanda and Bosnia, and before the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915, when approximately one million people were killed. This volume is an account of the American response to this atrocity. The first part sets up the framework for understanding the genocide: Sir Martin Gilbert, Vahakn Dadrian and Jay Winter provide an analytical setting for nine scholarly essays examining how Americans learned of this catastrophe and how they tried to help its victims. Knowledge and compassion, though, were not enough to stop the killings. A terrible precedent was born in 1915, one which has come to haunt the United States and other Western countries throughout the twentieth century and beyond. To read the essays in this volume is chastening: the dilemmas Americans faced when confronting evil on an unprecedented scale are not very different from the dilemmas we face today.

Buy America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Dr Jay Winter from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521071239
ISBN-10: 0521071232
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Dr Jay Winter

Book Reviews - America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by Dr Jay Winter

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 book by Dr Jay Winter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Dr Jay Winter

Jay Winter is Professor of History at Yale University, a former Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and the author of many books on the First World War.

Books By Dr Jay Winter

War beyond Words by Dr Jay Winter
Hardback, July 2017
$35.96
Anglo-French Attitudes by Dr Jay Winter
Paperback, September 2014
$44.09
Great War and the Twentieth Century by Dr Jay Winter
Paperback, July 2014
$40.49
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning by Dr Jay Winter
Paperback, May 2014
$32.36