By Henry Morgenthau
First Published 1918
Henry Morgenthau served as the ambassador of the United States to the Ottoman Empire under President Woodrow Wilson in 1913-1916, where he witnessed first hand the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
These observations serve as the basis for the book, Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story, which was first published in 1918, just two years after he resigned from his post as ambassador, having seen the Ottoman Empire as “a place of horror,” he wrote “I found intolerable my further daily association with men, however gracious and accommodating… who were still reeking with blood nearly a million human beings.”
Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story has served as one of the key historical books about the Armenian Genocide for over 100 years, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the Ottoman Empire’s destruction of its Christian population in 1915.