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Musa Dagh : a chronicle of the Armenian Genocide factor in the subsequent suppression, by the intervention of the United States government, of the movie based on Franz Werfel's The forty days of Musa Dagh

Author: Edward Minasian
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cold Tree Press, ©2007.
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Minasian, Edward.
Musa Dagh.
Nashville, Tenn. : Cold Tree Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)742325832
Named Person: Franz Werfel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Minasian
ISBN: 9781583851593 1583851593
OCLC Number: 166413410
Description: xxxvi, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Book I: Crucible: the sixty-four days of Musa Dagh. --
The idyllic community: the Armenians of Musa Dagh --
Siege and resistance --
Deliverance of the unvanquished --
Subsequence --
Book II: The catalyst and the messenger. --
The passion of Franz Werfel --
Appointment in Damascus --
The forty days of Musa Dagh, the novel --
The power of art --
Icon --
Book III: Babylon-on-the-Pacific-and-on-the Potomac. --
The lion roars --
Collusion of diplomacy --
A cabal of conspirators --
The expediency of Turkish-Armenian patriotism --
Press and prejudice --
The politics of film censorship --
The lion squeaks --
Book IV: The quest for sanctuary. --
Citizen Werfel --
Book V: Babylon redux. --
Musa Dagh incognito --
"Operation Roxbury" --
Book VI: The seduction of the silver screen. --
The forty "years' of Musa Dagh --
Searching for angels --
The final cut.
Responsibility: Edward Minasian.

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Fascinating reading

by plappen (WorldCat user published 2012-02-09) Excellent Permalink

This is the true story about a famous bit of early 20th century history, the Armenian Genocide. It is also about the suppression, with the help of the American government, of a movie based on a novel about that time.

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