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History of Armenian Genocide Is Not to Be Denied

Throughout time, mankind has denied that certain truths ever happened. There are deniers of the Holocaust, who say the millions slain by Nazi Germany in the 1940s never happened. And there are other recent mass killings that have also been denied. This book is the true story of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when up to 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives.

Sentinel of Truth: Gourgen Yanikian and the Struggle Against the Denial of the Armenian Genocide provides a gripping account of the assassination of two Turkish diplomats in California in 1973 by Gourgen Yanikian, a septuagenarian survivor of the Armenian Genocide. The book explains why a study of the global campaign against Turkey’s denial of the mass killings of its Armenian people must also include the retribution carried out by Yanikian 58 years later.

History of Armenian Genocide Is Not to Be Denied

Throughout time, mankind has denied that certain truths ever happened. There are deniers of the Holocaust, who say the millions slain by Nazi Germany in the 1940s never happened. And there are other recent mass killings that have also been denied. This book is the true story of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, when up to 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives.

Sentinel of Truth: Gourgen Yanikian and the Struggle Against the Denial of the Armenian Genocide provides a gripping account of the assassination of two Turkish diplomats in California in 1973 by Gourgen Yanikian, a septuagenarian survivor of the Armenian Genocide. The book explains why a study of the global campaign against Turkey’s denial of the mass killings of its Armenian people must also include the retribution carried out by Yanikian 58 years later.

By describing in detail the effects Yanikian’s act had on the consciousness of Diasporan Armenians, author Tigran Kalaydjian sheds new light on the tightly knit group of people spearheading the drive for a comprehensive redress of the human rights disaster that took place in 1915. His powerful writing describes the many facets of the Diaspora’s nearly century-long struggle for justice.

“Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Armenian people, 20th-century history, United States jurisprudence, the triumph of the state over the individual, and the paucity of morality in modern-day politics; also, for the general reader, as an informative and heart-rending factual account of a little known chapter in European history.” – Michael J. Hunt, author of Matabele Gold and Two Days in Tehran

About the Author: Tigran Kalaydjian, a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a businessman, writer, activist and grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. He is also a board member of the Kalaydjian Foundation, a nonprofit organisation based in Cyprus. He resides in Larnaca, Cyprus, with his wife and two children.

SENTINEL OF TRUTH: GOURGEN YANIKIAN AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE DENIAL OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE (ISBN: Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62212-995-9, ePub ISBN: 978-1-62212-996-6) is available for $9.99 at:
Amazon/Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Sentinel-of-Truth-ebook/dp/B009SOMFOI/
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sentinel-of-truth-tigran-kalaydjian/1113526080
and in multi-formats for other e-Readers through numerous vendors online.

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-62516-271-7, $12.95) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/TigranKalaydjian or at www.amazon.com or http://search.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email [email protected]

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What Remains

a new novel by

Lorne Shirinian

Jake Calman lives with the aftermath of being kidnapped; Aaron Bension, Walpurgis Delirian, Armen Tertibian and Trace Ben Sola deal with the genocide their families suffered a generation earlier. Their lives have been affected and their identities transformed. They write to reinsert themselves into history. What Remains is developed through a series of three different novellas which explore the theme of what remains after such terrible events.

What Remains will be available in May 2013

ISBN 978-0-920266-46-5

220 pages

$18.00 available through Blue Heron Press and at Novel Idea in Kingston

 

[email protected]

http://www.blueheronpress.ca

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"My Ethnic Quest" by Hagop J. Hacikyan presents a mosaic of ethnicities (Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Kurds, Syriacs, Yezidis and others) that collectively comprise Turkey. It also describes the silence imposed by the Turkish state to reduce the centuries-old mosaic into a drab mural. Hacikyan reveals how the Turkish state pressures its minorities to assimilate and reflects on episodes of severe discrimination that led to the decision to leave his native land for good. 

 

 

 

 

"Unmailed Letters"  is a masterful translation of the insightful letters of Hambardzum Galstyan. Galstyan, a founding member of the Karabagh Committee, was mayor of Yerevan, and a fighter against corruption–Soviet or Armenian. He was assassinated in 1994 at the age of 39. Written while he was imprisoned in Moscow, "Unmailed Letters" is a literary chronicle of the nation’s initial steps toward independence against the backdrop of a dying empire. It is filled with moving accounts, humor, irony, and a keen sense of the absurd.

 

 

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