Eleni [Nicholas Gage] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like New!!!. In , as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one. In Nicholas Gage’s memoir Eleni, a Communist guerrilla captain also announced that the residents of the small Greek village of Lia would be.

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Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. This one will pull at you, no it will yank. Decades later, as an adult, Gage sought out those responsible for her death. Although I obviously fleni the outcome of the story and that Gage’s mother dies protecting her children, it’s still so compelling – I found myself concerned about all the secondary characters, and even dismissing gagw knowledge that Eleni was doomed, I was so drawn in. Greece – Chrissie recommends “Eleni” 6 35 Oct 17, Preview — Eleni by Nicholas Gage.

A movement that the villagers initially embraced, but which ultimately drove them to ruin and many to their deaths. I am hoping this book, because of it unforgettable, will finally lure me back to reading as voracious as I used to.

I also like the psychological explanations that the author adds to explain the relationships between family members. A son’s search for revenge which changes his life. This is wonderful read, tough and harrowing but extremely well written and a very rewarding read.

This singular book is so beautiful and so terrifying it must be ranked among the finest writings of the 20th Century in America. Don’t have a Kindle? Minutely Observed And Eloquently Rendered. Mar 28, Jason rated it it was amazing Recommended to Jason by: Please enter your name here.

My first time to see something like this. It is a compelling story presented in a way that resonates with a broad audience. After learning the horrors enacted by the Communists in Greece, in the ‘s he was mortified to learn that in that the Communist party was legalized, and war crimes forgiven.


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Nicholas Gage born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Jun 18, K. Sacrifice, when is it “easier” to sacrifice yourself rather than another? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A Review of Leeni by Nicholas Gage. Researched and written by her son, an NYT journalist, he brings both their stories alive as he learns who is mother was and comes to grips with her losing her life in order to save the lives of her children.

She ultimately sacrifices her own life.

As in the case of Iraq, this was true for only a short time. This book follows the story of Eleni as she struggles to maintain a false sense of camaraderie with the guerrillas who have infiltrated her village while at the same time trying to protect her children from conscription, abduction, or worse. It gave me an insight into some of the customs practiced by my grandparents, my US-born father to a lesser extentand our Greek Orthodox church community. Nicholas Gage born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis ; Greek: Dec 21, Zidane rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I honestly think I picked it up because I kept making the joke that the actor Nicolas Cage had written it in the bookstore store owner didn’t think it was as funny as I did.

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OlgaKatyaGlykeria and Fotini. This is especially true when it comes to the position of women. He kept painstaking notes, and slowly the pieces began to fit. Without that feeling of national unity that would otherwise pervade a conflict against a foreign entity, civil war becomes nothin Although there is no shortage of books that describe the personal and familial turmoil that results from civil war, Eleni has eleno be among the most devastating accounts ever written.

Greeks and those who wish they were Greek. Abuse – there are many kinds. Nicolas new wave of Communism in Greece even convinced the Socialists party in control to stop all official memorial services for those killed during the civil war, victims which included his mother. Where the book could have been dry, his research and writing brings the characters alive and while you know Eleni’s fate early on, you could not help but continue to read the book and admire her resolve and dedication in saving her family.


The descriptions of the torture used on the villagers is pretty horrifying, but even more so is the way they turned against each other for protection. Mar 17, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eleni lives through this book. gabe

Eleni by Nicholas Gage

You see this repeatedly; the strength of women is evident in many of the books I have recently read. Summoning the hate necessary to kill Katis would sever that bridge connecting us and destroy the part of me that is most like Eleni.

This was my companion book during my two-week visit in Shenzhen, China. Read reviews that mention civil war nicholas gage years ago greek civil read this book ever read true story must read many years greek american well written books i have ever decades later tortured and murdered eleni gatzoyiannis man inhumanity best book beautifully written life and death written well.

This story of Greek against Greek Communists versus Nationalistswhich continued to rage after WWII was over, is horrifying to those of us proud of our heritage. Eleni by Nicholas Gage. If you know nothing about contemporary Greek history, buy it.

English Choose a language for shopping. The suspense is very hard to take. It is personal, so you care. N Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. InEleni was cited by Ronald Reagan as an inspiration for his summit meetings to end the arms race with the Soviet Union.