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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I had no idea that Greece had a civil war after WWII until I read Churchill's book Triumph and Tragedy. I mentioned this to Tom Katsouleas a swim buddy of Greek descent who recommended that I read ...
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Intense detail of the Communist forces in Greece in the 40s and 50s. Learned a good bit through this book that we never learned about in school. The narrative dragged a bit for me in the first half of the book, but sped up after that.
North of Ithaka: A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots
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What that indicates, without doubt, is that Eleni as a real person or Greece ... In other words, the real Eleni and the real Greece inspire his work but do ...
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Leaving behind a sparkling social life and a successful journalism career, Eleni Gage moved from New York City to the remote Greek village of Lia. ...
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But in the case of Eleni Gage, it’s more proper to say “like father like daughter”, for her following the steps of her father, the acclaimed Greek American ...
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To those who've gone before – Major Nicholson, Eleni, the heroes at the ... Nikos Raptis discusses the historical accuracy of Eleni, Nicholas Gage's 698 ...
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Nicholas Gage recalls the life of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis, executed by guerillas during the Greek civil war of the 1940s.
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A Place for Us - Nicholas Gage
This is the sequel to 'Eleni' his true story of a son seeking to avenge his ... I warned of 'Eleni' that "unless you have no feelings, it could haunt you ...