Operation Nemesis

Operation Nemesis

The Assassination Plot to Avenge the Armenian Genocide

Book - 2015
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"In 1921, a small group of self-appointed patriots set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They named their operation Nemesis after the Greek goddess of retribution. Over several years, the men tracked down and assassinated former Turkish leaders ... Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins to set the killings in context by providing a summation of the Ottoman and Armenian history as well as the history of the genocide itself"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316292085
0316292087
Characteristics: viii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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Marinetti May 05, 2017

It will be difficult for you to keep this book and the story of the Armenian genocide to yourself once you have read Eric Bogosian's searing account of what happened to average Armenian citizens: men, women and children living in Turkey for hundreds upon hundreds of years and without warning, in 1915 were systematically wiped out. Bogosian lays the ground work and spares no detail of the horrific killing that continued until there was no one left. The propaganda machine put into effect encouraged villagers to jump on the band wagon with their own pick axes and other farm implements to join in the carnage. The book is a stunning puzzle that creates a horrifying picture of an historical account. It is incredible that the world looked the other way, when it is clear that there were outsiders who knew exactly what was occurring. What happens next in a plan actually called, Operation Nemesis is another amazing piece of history, espionage, and local lore. Local, in that a place called Watertown, Massachusetts, where the author was born, and a place very far from 1915 Turkish Armenia there was a cartel of surviving Armenians who worked cooperatively and judiciously with other such cartels scattered around the world to systematically assassinate those men intimately responsible for the genocide. A fascinating and compelling read that will stay with you.

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popsreader
Feb 28, 2016

Wonderfully told story of an horrendous chapter in world history. This book has an emphasis more on the history and background of the Armenian Holocaust, than on the Reverend killings. It is so horrific a tale that Bogosian takes great care in the details and the sequencing. I was moved, horrified and enlightened by reading this book.

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StarGladiator
Jul 09, 2015

A most impressive achievement from the playwright Eric Bogosian on a brutal segment in Turkish and Armenian history, providing the historical framework leading up to the genocide and blood vengeance in return. [Seriously, the historical depiction of Ottoman Turkish Muslims, being ordered to butcher their Armenian Christian neighbors, and so easily performing those horrendous crimes, reminds me of how corporate-ordered employees will create a hostile workplace for the promise of future promotion, et cetera - - until you've experienced it first hand, both human atrocities and hostile workplaces, you just cannot believe it!]

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broo
May 06, 2015

Great depiction about a nearly unknown (or forgotten) footnote to history when a small handful of maligned Armenians enact their revenge on the Turkish perpetrators of the horrific crimes that gave rise to the word "Genocide".

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