Eleni

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
3 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.


From the Paperback edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Best Book Ever

User Review  - Anna marie K. - Overstock.com

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

Review: Eleni

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

The incredibly moving, true story of a family during WWII and the Greek Civil War. Gage's writing and descriptions were amazing and I only wish that the story could have been happier. Read full review

Contents

Cover
Title Page
Part Three Revolution
Part Four Retribution
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Gage, a native of Greece.

Bibliographic information