Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir

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Basic Books, Feb 10, 2009 - History - 304 pages
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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.

 

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From 1914-23, the Ottoman Empire, the predecessor of modern Turkey, carried out the systematic state-organized policy of physical annihilation of its indigenous Greek and Armenian civilian populations ... Read full review

BLACK DOG OF FATE: A Memoir

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An essential American story of the author's upbringing as the child of Armenian immigrants—and of his gradual discovery of an entire culture's genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915. For ... Read full review

Contents

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1
II
3
III
18
IV
28
V
37
VI
39
VII
50
VIII
64
XX
138
XXI
146
XXII
151
XXIII
153
XXIV
166
XXV
181
XXVI
196
XXVII
199

IX
71
X
73
XI
78
XII
85
XIII
96
XIV
106
XV
113
XVI
115
XVII
121
XVIII
126
XIX
134
XXVIII
217
XXIX
233
XXX
259
XXXI
271
XXXII
273
XXXIII
288
XXXIV
295
XXXV
303
XXXVI
305
XXXVII
333

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About the author (2009)

Peter Balakian is the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities at Colgate University. He is the author of June-tree: New and Selected Poems 1974–2000 and The Burning Tigris, winner of the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Hamilton, New York.

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