The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Author: Gary J. Bass
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
Year: 2014
Gelber Prize Winner
“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 authority about war and diplomacy in toxic embrace,” said Jury Chair William Thorsell.
Lionel Gelber Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony | 2014