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Author Elliott, Wendy, 1952- author.

Title Grit and grace in a world gone mad : humanitarianism in Talas, Turkey 1908-1923 / Wendy Elliott ; [foreword by Kamo Mayilyan]

Publication Info. London : Gomidas Institute, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    956.412 ELL    Available
Description xii, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-384) and index.
Contents Part I: A time to plant. A new breed -- In sickness and in health -- Squabbles, rifts and splits -- The empire shrinks -- The reformations -- Mad for war -- Eve of destruction -- Welcome to hell -- Part II: A time to mourn. In the valley of the shadow of death -- Pandemonium -- The need for relief -- More evictions -- A door closes -- A window opens -- Aiding in Alexandropol -- Rolling up their sleeves -- Eastward ho! -- The end of the beginning -- Part III: A time To mend. Through a glass darkly -- Making their way back -- Suffer the little children -- Order and disorder -- On their own -- No pleasant place to be -- A Greek tragedy -- Prelude to a denouement -- The burning of Smyrna -- Part IV: A time to uproot -- The expulsion -- The Exodus -- The cost -- Glossary of terms and places -- List of personnel.
Summary "A personal history of a dedicated group of American and Canadian missionaries and relief workers who saved thousands of Armenian, Greek and Turkish orphans from starvation, disease and harm in the Talas region during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. From the initial jubilance of the Young Turk revolution, through the period of increased state repression, culminating in the violence and destruction of world war and genocide, the courage and kindness of these humanitarians shine through as a beacon of light and hope."--Book cover.
Subject American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Missions, American -- Turkey -- Talas (Kayseri İli)
Missions, Canadian -- Turkey -- Talas (Kayseri İli)
Missionaries -- Turkey -- History.
Missions, Medical -- Turkey -- History.
Armenians -- Turkey -- History.
Schools, American -- Turkey -- Talas (Kayseri İli) -- History.
Minorities -- Education -- Turkey -- Talas (Kayseri İli) -- History.
Education -- Turkey -- Talas (Kayseri İli) -- History.
Talas (Kayseri İli, Turkey) -- History.
Added Author Mayilyan, Kamo, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1909382442

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