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Smyrna, September 1922

The American Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

by Lou Ureneck

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $15.99

Smyrna, September 1922

The American Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

by Lou Ureneck

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Format:

Price: $15.99

About the Book

In September 1922, the richest city of the Mediterranean was burned, and countless numbers of Christian refugees killed. The city was Smyrna, and the event was the final episode of the 20th Century’s first genocide — the slaughter of three million Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians of the Ottoman Empire.

The slaughter at Smyrna occurred as warships of the great powers stood by — the United States, Great Britain, France and Italy. The deaths of hundreds of thousands seemed inevitable until an American minister staged a bold rescue with the help of a courageous U.S.naval officer. Now, the forgotten story of one of the great humanitarian acts of history gets told.

Critical Praise

“Ureneck’s narrative is intense and vivid.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

“The Great Fire reads like a fast-paced thriller replete with vivid profiles of heroes, villains and ordinary people caught up in ethnic and religious violence.” - The Post and Courier

“This is a comprehensive yet intimate work of scholarship, reminding readers of a horrific moment in modern history now largely forgotten.” - Weekly Standard

“[The Great Fire] is highly readable and paints a portrait of a pivotal period in world history.” - The Register Herald

Praise for Backcast: “This book is a rarity: humble in its beauty, elegant in its reflection.” - Anchorage Daily News

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062259899
  • ISBN 10: 006225989X
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 04/26/2016
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.189 in (d)
  • Pages: 528
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / General
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Military / World War I