Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir

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Basic Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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Black dog of fate: a memoir

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In this remarkable memoir, teacher and poet Balakian (Colgate Univ.; Dyer's Thistle, LJ 2/1/96) recounts his experiences growing up in suburban New Jersey amid a family of 1915 Armenian genocide ... Read full review

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a must read book on the Armenian Genocide.a very compelling book. something you will not want to put down Read full review

Contents

I
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
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
126
XIX
134
XXVIII
217
XXIX
233
XXX
259
XXXI
271
XXXII
273
XXXIII
288
XXXIV
295
XXXV
303
XXXVI
305
XXXVII
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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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