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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
“Gary Bass draws a brilliant portrait of the tragic birth of Bangladesh. He produces shocking revelations about the role of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in backing Pakistan’s genocidal suppression of democracy in Bangladesh, even as American diplomats on the ground described the horrors around them. This is an epic tale told with verve and…
The other shortlisted books for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize were as follows: