"[Crime of Numbers] is a much needed work on what continues in Turkish and Armenian history to be a very problematic topic, namely the investigation of what has been referred to as 'the Armenian question' that emerged between 1878 and 1918 to still haunt both the Turks and the Armenians almost a century later...Fuat Dundar brings to this scholarship the much needed analysis of the role of statistics that played an inordinately significant role not only during the period leading to such deportations, but also in its aftermath as many attempted and still endeavor to interpret what transpired. Dundar's meticuolus use in particular of existing Ottoman and Allied documentation on the Armenian Question makes this book a must-read for all those interested not only in this issue, but also one the use of the modernity of quantification for destructive ends." - Fatma Muge Gocek, The University of Michigan
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Fuat Dundar, was born in a Kurdish county. He is the author of three books in Turkish: Modern Turkey's Cipher - Ethnicity Engineering of the Committee Union and Progress (1913-1918), The Settlement Policy of Muslims by the CUP (1913-1918), and Minorities in Turkish Censuses. He is visiting professor of history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.