Eleni (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
94 Reviews
"A devoted and brilliant achievement." The New York Review of Books

In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" behind the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, 41, 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 be a top investigative reporter for the New York Times. And finally he returned to Greece to uncover the story he cared about most -- the story of his mother's heroic life and tragic death.

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Amazing story brilliantly researched and told. - Goodreads
Tough stuff without a happy ending. - Goodreads
... very solid old-fashioned storytelling. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bob Schmitz - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Walmart

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

About the author (2010)

Gage, a native of Greece.

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