A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akçam
Published by Macmillan on August 21st 2007
Genres: History, Europe, Eastern, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Len's Summary: Drawing on official records, a Turkish historian risks incarceration by his government to accuse the Ottoman Turks of perpetrating genocide against the Armenians during WWI. Favorably reviewed in the New York Review of Books. Turkey’s application for entry into the European Union has rekindled interest in the dark chapter of its Ottoman past.