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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:59 AM


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Eric Bogosian's new book on Operation Nemesis to be avilable on
April 21

A masterful account of the conspiracy of assassins that hunted down
the perpetrators of a genocide NEW YORK-In 1921, a small group of
self-appointed patriots set out to avenge the deaths of almost one
million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They named their operation
Nemesis after the Greek goddess of retribution. Over several years,
the men tracked down and assassinated former Turkish leaders. The
story of this secret operation has never been fully told until now.

Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre
of Armenian assassins to set the killings in context by providing a
summation of the Ottoman and Armenian history as well as the history
of the Genocide itself. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes
of the twentieth century and one of history's most remarkable acts of
political retribution, and drawing upon years of new research across
multiple continents, NEMESIS is both a riveting read and a profound
examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

The book will be made available on April 21st, 2015. Pre-order the
book NOW.

"Hitler asked, 'Who remembers the Armenians?' Eric Bogosian, that's
who. Read his potent, action-packed account of how a little known
assassination plot harkens back to a world-historical genocide and
so will you. So take that, Hitler," writes Sarah Vowell, author of
The Wordy Shipmates and Assassination Vacation

"A dark and compelling tale of blood vengeance. In Operation Nemesis,
Eric Bogosian tells the remarkable story of how a small group of
powerless, post-war assassins sought revenge against the all-powerful
masterminds of the Armenian genocide," says Annie Jacobsen, author
of Operation Paperclip about the book.

"Absorbing and accessible, Bogosian presents this complex and
multi-layered history with a master dramatist's flair. Operation
Nemesis is an engaged and provocative account of an unforgettable
tragedy and a cathartic attempt at finding justice," says Atom Egoyan,
Academy Award-nominated writer and director of The Sweet Hereafter
and Ararat.

"Eric Bogosian, actor, playwright and novelist, can now add historian
to his resume with this carefully researched tale of organized revenge
on the perpetrators of one of the most heinous state-engineered
genocides in modern history-the murderous expulsion of the Armenian
people from Ataturk's newly reconstituted Turkey," says Richard Price,
author of The Whites.

"If you think you know all the great thriller stories of the last
century, you don't. And this one is true. Operation Nemesis reads
like a high-stakes suspense novel, but it tells us something essential
about the world we're living in right now," Peter Blauner, author of
Slipping Into Darkness and Slow Motion Riot.

"Operation Nemesis is a spell-binding book. It is written both with
urgency and patience. Bogosian's chapter summarizing the "variety of
peoples who crossed and recrossed" Anatolia is as good as any of the
half-dozen established accounts I've read. His play-by-play story of
the Armenian assassins avenging the Armenian genocide (1915-20) is as
gripping as a Graham Greene novel. The whole book is a significant
contribution to the history of Asia Minor and its effect on our
present world," writes John Casey, author of National Book Award
winner Spartina.

"In this resurrection of a lost story, Eric Bogosian vividly tells
the story of the assassins who avenged the Ottoman mass killings of
Armenians in 1915. Unfolding like a thriller, Bogosian's history brings
to life long-forgotten events and the courageous people who set out
in their own way to bring a kind of justice and peace to their shared
past." Says Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History and Political
Science, University of Michigan, and author of They Can Live in the
Desert But Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide.

Eric Bogosian is an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian
descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Talk Radio,
and is the recipient of the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award,
as well as three Obie Awards and the Drama Desk. In addition to his
celebrated work in the theater and onscreen, he has authored three
novels. He lives in New York City with the director Jo Bonney.


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