This is the biography of a woman who was arrested, tortured and shot in 1948 because she had helped her children to escape the Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War. Nicholas Gage, then aged eight eventually reached America where he became one of the New York Times' best investigative reporters.He returned to Greece as its chief correspondent in 1977, where he reconstructed his mother's life and death. He is the author of two novels and of "Hellas: A Portrait of Greece". He co-produced the film "Eleni" directed by Peter Yates.
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"A devoted and brilliant achievement. One of the rare books in which the power of art recreates the historical truth" ( New York Review of Books)
"Exciting and harrowing... An amazing achievement" (Patrick Leigh Fermor)
"I cannot think of another book that so compellingly demonstrates the gradual deterioration of human values in the name of lofty goals. Minutely observed and eloquently rendered" ( New York Times)
‘Not only a son’s poignant memorial to his dead mother but an important work of history’ Observer
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Book Description THE HARVILL PRESS, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2720191