A Darwin® Book


"The book is well documented, not only by Turkish archival materials but also by Western European diplomatic reports and eyewitness accounts."


"This masterful analysis details sustained Christian prejudice and brutality to Muslims and revises dramatically the historiography of the late Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, southern Russia, and modern Turkey. It is a major historical achievement."

—Middle East Journal

"This is the first well-documented and comprehensive Western account of the treatment of Ottoman Muslims from the 1820s to 1919-1922. The scope of the book, its vast documentation, and the author's efforts to remain objective and impartial in analyzing little known events that most other Western scholars have ignored are praiseworthy. . . . McCarthy's book is a major scholarly achievement in a little-explored area and an act of intellectual courage and honesty."

—International Migration Review