Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

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Little, Brown, Apr 21, 2015 - History - 384 pages
A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution. The assassins were survivors, men defined by the massive tragedy that had devastated their people. With operatives on three continents, the Nemesis team killed six major Turkish leaders in Berlin, Constantinople, Tiflis, and Rome, only to disband and suddenly disappear. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told, until now.

Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins by setting the killings in the context of Ottoman and Armenian history, as well as showing in vivid color the era's history, rife with political fighting and massacres. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes of the twentieth century and one of history's most remarkable acts of vengeance, Bogosian draws upon years of research and newly uncovered evidence. Operation Nemesis is the result--both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

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Eric Bogosian is better known as a tv and film actor, stage actor, novelist and playwright. He also narrated one of my favorite books, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber. So it was bizarre to see he had ... Read full review

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Isn't it amazing how much history has been buried in the annals of time? With our current social media onslaught, will that still occur? Food for thought, as is Eric Bogosian's remarkable tale of ... Read full review

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Eric Bogosian is an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Talk Radio, and is the recipient of Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award, several Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of three novels, Mall, Wasted Beauty and a novella, Notes from Underground. He lives in New York City.

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