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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 29, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her son, Nicola. For that act, she was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in cold blood.

Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top New York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: to return to Greece and uncover the one story he cared about most: the story of his mother.

Eleni takes you into the heart a village destroyed in the name of ideals and into the soul of a truly heroic woman.

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Amazing story brilliantly researched and told. - Goodreads
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A great history on the Greek Civil war, but told in an exceptionally vivid and engaging manner. A true story of love of family, culture, and endurance. HEART WRENCHING....yet again. Read full review

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The best book I have ever read, touching, moving, an amazing peek into an era and events hardly spoken about. Read full review



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Nicholas Gage, a native of Greece, lives in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

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