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The great fire : one American's mission to rescue victims of the 20th century's first genocide / Lou Ureneck.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DF845.53.I94 U74 2015

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    Relates the true story of Asa Jennings, a YMCA minister from upstate New York who arrived in Smyrna (now Izmir) in 1922 to teach sports to boys, but instead found himself working tirelessly to help rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Ureneck, Lou, author.
    Published
    New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
    ©2015
    Locale
    Turkey
    İzmir
    İzmir (Turkey)
    Edition
    First edition
    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
    Theodora
    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
    Theodora
    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
    Revolution
    British assistance
    After Smyrna.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-466) and index.
    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 -- Theodora -- 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 -- Theodora -- 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 -- Revolution -- British assistance -- After Smyrna.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780062259882
    0062259881
    Physical Description
    xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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