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

Author: Lou Ureneck
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Asa Kent Jennings; Asa Kent Jennings; Asa Kent Jennings; Asa Kent Jennings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Ureneck
ISBN: 9780062259882 0062259881
OCLC Number: 889165933
Description: xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Lou Ureneck.

Abstract:

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.

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