My Brother's Road

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My Brother's Road: An American's Fateful Journey to Armenia
Author Markar Melkonian
Country United States
Language English
Subject History
Publisher I. B. Tauris
Publication date
Pages 344 pp
ISBN 1-85043-635-5

My Brother's Road: An American's Fateful Journey to Armenia is a biography and memoir about the American-born Armenian, Monte Melkonian (1957 – 1993).

Monte was a third-generation Central California young man who abandoned a promising career as an archaeologist to become an Armenian militant. He was a witness to revolution in Iran, an Armenian militiaman in Beirut, a guerrilla fighter in Southern Lebanon, and finally, a commander of 4,000 fighters and thirty tanks in Karabagh. He died in battle on June 12, 1993, and has since been designated a national hero of Armenia.

The book was written by Monte Melkonian's elder sibling with the help of his widow, Seta,[1] and covers his journey from the classrooms of California to the rubbles of Beirut, the Iranian revolution, ASALA, and the struggle for the mountains of Nagorno-Karabakh.[2]


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