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Smyrna, September 1922

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

Published by Ecco .

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Epigraph
Cast of Characters
Note on the Text
Maps
Prologue
PART ONE
Chapter 1 End of an Empire
Chapter 2 An Innocent Arrives
Chapter 3 The Great Offensive
Chapter 4 George Horton, Poet-Consul
Chapter 5 Garabed Hatcherian
Chapter 6 Admiral Bristol, American Potentate
Chapter 7 Washington Responds
Chapter 8 Jennings's Suggestion
Chapter 9 Theodora
Chapter 10 An American Destroyer Arrives
Chapter 11 The View from Nif
Chapter 12 Back in Constantinople
Chapter 13 Captain Hepburn's Dilemma
Chapter 14 Garabed Hatcherian
Chapter 15 Noureddin Pasha
PART TWO
Chapter 16 Fire Breaks Out
Chapter 17 "All Boats Over"
Chapter 18 Morning After
Chapter 19 Garabed Hatcherian
Chapter 20 Oil, War, and the Protection of Minorities
Chapter 21 Bristol's Resistance
PART THREE
Chapter 22 Halsey Powell
Chapter 23 Theodora
Chapter 24 Days of Despair
Chapter 25 "We Are Celebrating Smyrna"
Chapter 26 Jennings and the Hand of God
Chapter 27 Garabed Hatcherian
Chapter 28 Washington Feels the Pressure
Chapter 29 Jennings Negotiates with a Prime Minister
Chapter 30 The Evacuation Begins
Chapter 31 The Rhodes Letter Resurfaces
Chapter 32 Revolution
Chapter 33 British Assistance
Chapter 34 After Smyrna
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Notes
Selected Biliography
Index
Photo section
About the Author
Also by Lou Ureneck
Credits
Copyright
About the Publisher

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 528
Dimensions 8 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches
Weight 10 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26192455M
ISBN 13 978-0062259899

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