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Ballantine Books, Oct 1, 1984 - History - 640 pages
90 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  - Megan Stokes - Goodreads

Fantastic book about a piece of World War II I hadn't known about. Desperately sad. Read full review

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User Review  - Dale - Goodreads

I enjoyed everything by Nicholas Gage & especially this one. A true biography that encompasses the Greek Revolution shortly after WWII. And you will need to follow this up with "A Place for Us" about his (author) and his siblings journey to America and life there. Read full review


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

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