The Great Fire

The Great Fire

One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062259882
Branch Call Number: 956.1 URENECK
Characteristics: xvi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm


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Apr 02, 2018

This is an astonishing book. it should be required reading for anyone who cares about keeping liberty alive. It can be lost quickly if we don't pay attention and alert others. I never knew about this massacre that happened not that long ago. It can happen again, and will unless we turn things around.


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