The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919

The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919

by Mohammad Gholi Majd

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As many as eight to ten million Persians perished because of starvation and disease during the famine of 1917-1919, making it the greatest calamity in Persia's history. In this book, Mohammad Gholi Majd argues that Persia was the greatest victim of World War One and also the victim of possibly the worst genocide of the twentieth century. Using U.S. State Department records, as well as Persian and British sources, Majd describes and documents a veritable holocaust about which practically nothing has been written. It is the first book in Majd's World War I trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761826330
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Mohammad Gholi Majd holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; The Great Famine of 1917-1919: A Documentary Account; A True Holocaust: The Decline in Persia's Population, 1914-1919; Destruction and Looting by the Russians; Depriving Persia of Food: British Purchases of Foodstuffs; Depriving Persia of Mo

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