Books by Thomas de Waal

GREAT CATASTROPHE by Thomas de Waal
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"In this measured study, De Waal asserts his optimism that young scholars, freed from past narratives and drawing upon 'hidden histories of the Armenians,' will amplify what is known about the late Ottoman period and complicate a history that both sides have tried mightily to own. A perfect scholarly complement to Meline Toumani's outstanding memoir, There Was and There Was Not (2014)."
The causes and consequences of a crime against humanity. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nonetheless, this is a harrowing glimpse into the destabilization caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the troubled road to independence and democracy faced by its non-Russian nationalities."
A combination of investigative journalism and historical overview that emphasizes the Chechens' role as the long-oppressed victims of Russian imperialism. Read full book review >