Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316292108
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 259,339
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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 the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award, as well as three Obie Awards and the Drama Desk. In addition to his celebrated work in the theater and onscreen, he has authored three novels. He lives in New York City with the director Jo Bonney.

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Annie Jacobsen

A dark and compelling tale of blood vengeance. In Operation Nemesis, Eric Bogosian tells the remarkable story of how a small group of powerless, post-war assassins sought revenge against the all-powerful masterminds of the Armenian genocide." —Annie Jacobsen, author of Operation Paperclip

Ronald Grigor Suny

In this resurrection of a lost story, Eric Bogosian vividly tells the story of the assassins who avenged the Ottoman mass killings of Armenians in 1915. Unfolding like a thriller, Bogosian's history brings to life long-forgotten events and the courageous people who set out in their own way to bring a kind of justice and peace to their shared past. --Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan, and author of They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide

Atom Egoyan

Absorbing and accessible, Bogosian presents this complex and multi-layered history with a master dramatist's flair. OPERATION NEMESIS is an engaged and provocative account of an unforgettable tragedy and a cathartic attempt at finding justice. --Atom Egoyan, Academy Award-nominated director of The Sweet Hereafter

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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is about the tragic chronological events causing tidal waves even after a century. This book is full of facts and historical photos that will enlighten anyone who cares about the first Genocide of the modern human era, and its ongoing repercussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reminder that Christians are black balled in society & that a whole race of people's can be exterminated. Watch& wait!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read more like an early 19th century novel