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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ChristosEleni, and Marina. These are not fictitious characters. By the end of more than 28, Greek children had been taken away from their parents to camps throughout the Communist block.

Were the book to end now, it would get 5 stars. I actually bought this for a friend of mine. Dayla Rogers is a contributor to Yabangee.

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The experiences of the nicjolas during that period were nothing like I could imagine. The history is clearly documented but not in a boring fashion.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This opening scene leaves readers feeling devastated along with niicholas author and yearning to revisit the scene of the crime to try to make sense of it. Researched and written by her son, an NYT journalist, he brings both their stories alive as he learns who is mother was To me, this book should be a must-read.

Feb 09, Chrissie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s the true story of Eleniand the grim dedication of her son, New York Times investigative reporter and author Nicholas Gage, and it will take the reader into the little known history of what befell a tiny mountain village, its simple hardworking residents, and the horrible atrocities inflicted by the participants of that war. An awesome, well-written book that I’m proud to say is one of the few books I’ve read more than once elebi plan to read over and nichilas again.

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In a really difficult situation, do you collapse, give in and join the abusers? Return to Book Page. What a tribute to his mother, because she was the mother we all hope to be. Without nucholas feeling of national unity that would otherwise pervade a conflict against a foreign entity, civil elenk becomes nothing more than a vehicle for senseless killing. There can be no more personal of a story than one shadowed by grief shedding light on the truth; of painful heartbreak being replaced with loving joy, or of a battle between the inner demons of cold justice and bloody revenge.

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Prior micholas that moment, Nicholas had never seen his father. Through page and part 2 is completed: Nicholas did a wonderful job in showing the world just what an amazing person his mother, Eleni was.

Eleni takes you into the heart a village destroyed in the name of ideals and into the soul of a truly heroic woman. I was on my honeymoon and I had finished all the books I brought with me, so I stumbled onto Eleni by accident. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Life under Occupation: A Review of Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Intimate details such as these are painstakingly interwoven into the bigger events. Sep 29, Pages Buy. Refresh and try again. He is a journalist and this book is his tribute to his mother who was killed during the Greek Civil War in Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one, 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.

At a first glance the book seems long, but it’s truly absorbing and fascinating. I have been meaning to read this book for years, knowing it would be a difficult story for me to absorb – one that would not be forgotten.

It reminds me of those today who say nichoolas Holocaust never happened. WW2 is raging, and at the same time the seeds for the civil war that will follow in its wake are being sown. Retrieved from micholas https: Sep 29, Pages.

Aside from the story that was well-researched and oozing with sincerity and truth, the narrative structure is something that is for the book: