REALITIES OF AZERBAIJAN 1917–1920
This is a useful book on an understudied and important subject. Yet much of the narrative reads like a personal diatribe bracketed by national polemics. The author clearly has an ax to grind with the Armenian population of the South Caucasus and his tone does far more to distract the reader from the content of his story than to promote his thesis. For example: "Resettled in the South Caucasus in the mid-nineteenth century, Armenians brought carnage, ethnic and religious discrimination, and hatred. Today, they continue to maintain this policy." Such wildly broad and unsupported hyperboles will mislead the lay reader and vex the expert.
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Great book of Turkish propaganda. But, hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. A wise reader will weigh the facts from all sides to arrive at an informed opinion.
Anar's hard work and accurate research is very evident in this book. It is informative and easy read. Enjoyed it very much.