The Great Fire

The Great Fire

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

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Publisher: New York, NY :, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062259882
Characteristics: xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: End of an empire
An innocent arrives
The Great Offensive
George Horton, poet-consul
Garabed Hatcherian
Admiral Bristol, American potentate
Washington responds
Jennings's suggestion
An American destroyer arrives
The view from Nif
Back in Constantinople
Captain Hepburn's dilemma
Garabed Hatcherian
Noureddin Pasha
Fire breaks out
"All boats over"
Morning after
Garabed Hatcherian
Oil, war, and the protection of minorities
Bristol's resistance
Halsey Powell
Days of despair
"We are celebrating Smyrna"
Jennings and the Hand of God
Garabed Hatcherian
Washington feels pressure
Jennings negotiates with a Prime Minister
The evacuation begins
The Rhodes letter resurfaces
British assistance
After Smyrna.


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Apr 02, 2018

This is an astonishing book. it should be required reading for anyone who cares about keeping liberty alive. It can be lost quickly if we don't pay attention and alert others. I never knew about this massacre that happened not that long ago. It can happen again, and will unless we turn things around.


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