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Random House, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 470 pages
"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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This is a long book, nearly 700 pages but it tells an epic story of a family and a village during a decade of war, 1938-1949. It is a detailed and sad tale which was engrossing. I did find it hard to ... Read full review

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The love of a mother the folly of men & wars the yearning of a young child the quest for revenge this book is incredibly written. Read full review

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Gage, a native of Greece.