- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 2, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199350698
- ISBN-13: 978-0199350698
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.1 x 6.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide 1st Edition
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"This magnificent book is the ideal introduction to a difficult subject. Historically rigorous but also full of compassion, it will educate the expert as well as the curious beginner. Highly recommended for Turks, Armenians, and everyone else."--Stephen Kinzer, author of Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
"Finely researched and elegantly written, Tom de Waal's historical travelogue is an empathetic guide to how Armenians and Turks can ease the century of pain and conflict that succeeded the genocidal Ottoman destruction of the Armenian presence in Anatolia in 1915."--Hugh Pope, author of Turkey Unveiled: a History of Modern Turkey
"Great Catastrophe is a frank, honest, humane effort to understand the events surrounding the Armenian Genocide and its aftermath. Thomas de Waal writes with empathy and respect for the various contending narratives while avoiding an equivocating 'balance' that dishonors the events and the victims themselves. Meticulously researched and scrupulously fair, it attempts to comprehend and recount for a broad audience the complexity and pain of the MedZ Yeghern in the hope that average Turks and Armenians might continue the process of recognition, repentance and reconciliation that will allow them both to heal and be redeemed."--Michael Lemmon, Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia
About the Author
Thomas de Waal is a writer and scholar on the Caucasus and Black Sea region and currently Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books, including The Caucasus: An Introduction. Previously, de Waal worked as a newspaper and radio journalist in London and Moscow.