The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate

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Price
$32.99  $30.68
Publisher
Melville House Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.7 inches | 1.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781612198286

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About the Author

James H. Barron is a journalist, attorney, and founding advisory board member of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. A creator of the award-winning International Boston Initiative and Atlantic Rim Network, he has taught courses at MIT, led study groups at Harvard's Institute of Politics, and lectured at universities in Paris and Tokyo. Barron lives in Massachusetts with his wife, journalist Marjorie Arons-Barron.

Reviews

"This is a magnificent work, a triumphant combination of exhaustive research and fine narrative writing. The story of the Greek Connection to the Watergate saga is told through a sweeping biography of a compelling figure who captures our attention from beginning to end."--Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Leadership: In Turbulent Times

"James Barron has done history a favor by telling the incomparable life of the amazing and indefatigable Elias Demetracopoulos, who spent his teenage years fighting against fascism in World War II and suffering, after the war, as America threw in against those inside Greece who had stood off the Nazis. Elias, having seen it all in his youth, became a real life Zelig as an investigative reporter, committed to the telling of truth and the making of trouble for Presidents from Jack Kennedy through the post-Nixon years. There is much new history in this book, especially about the beginnings of the Watergate scandal." --Seymour M. Hersh

"The Greek Connection is a marvelous book, a biography that illuminates an essential yet nearly forgotten figure who navigated some of the most important events of the 20th century. In Elias Demetracopoulos, author James Barron has vividly portrayed a real-life character as remarkable as any fictional Cold War hero. In our own era of political and journalistic skullduggery, this is a must-read." --Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of Fall and Rise and 13 Hours

"The hero of this story, Elias Demetracopoulos, was a freedom fighter in the fullest sense, both in battle trenches and in confrontations with powerful political adversaries. His story, deftly woven together here for the first time, is a lens through which we can see 20th-century history in a new light." --Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

"Elias Demetracopoulos is an illustration of how much can be achieved by a determined and courageous individual." --Christopher Hitchens

"Barron offers an even handed portrait of a complex man . . . a deeply researched life of a man in the crossroads of history."--Kirkus