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Author Melkonian, Markar.
Title My brother's road : an American's fateful journey to Armenia / Markar Melkonian with Seta Melkonian.
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2007.
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 Floor2  E184.A7 M45 2007b    IN LIBRARY
Description 330 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-322).
Summary Who was Monte Melkonian? In his native California he was once a kid in cut-off jeans, playing baseball and eating snow cones. Europe denounced him as an international terrorist. His adopted homeland of Armenia decorated him as a national hero who led a force of 4000 men to victory in the Armenian enclave of Mountain Karabagh in Azerbaijan. Why Armenia? Why adopt the cause of a remote corner of the Caucasus whose people had scattered throughout the world after the early twentieth-century Ottoman genocides? Markar Melkonian spent seven years unraveling the mystery of his brother's road: a journey which began in his ancestors' town in Turkey and led to a blood-splattered square in Tehran, the Kurdish mountains, the bomb-pocked streets of Beirut, and finally, to the Cold War and the unraveling of the Soviet Union--an attempt to understand what happens when one man decides that terrible actions speak louder than words.--From publisher description.
Subject Melkonian, Monte, 1957-1993.
Soldiers -- Azerbaijan -- Nagorno-Karabakh -- Biography.
Armenian Americans -- Biography.
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, 1988-1994.
Related Names Gpranyan-Melkʻonyan, Seda.
ISBN 9781845115302 (pbk.)
1845115309 (pbk.)
OCLC number 123114551