Titles and Descriptions

A War Like No Other
By Victor D. Hanson

One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. The Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of batle in multi-faceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present. Click here to read entire release.

Sister of Darkness
By Lili Bita

From chilhood on an idyllic Greek island to coming of age in a world torn by war to entrapment and final escape from a brutal marriage, Sister of Darkness is the powerful story of a woman's journey of self-discovery and personal liberation. Through the saga of her own life, Lili Bita expresses the quest of a generation for freedom, and the ongoing struggle of women everywhere against violence and oppression. Sister of Darkness is destined to be a feminist classic. To read entire release, click here.
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A Fitting Tribute to Venizelos--a Brief Review of Eleftherios Venizelos and His Era
By Basil Mathiopoulos of Athens News

Eleftherios Venizelos and His Era is not merely a chronological narrative. It does track Venizelos' life from his birth in 1864 until his death in 1936. But its value lies in that it is possibly the first Greek analysis of the shaping of Venizelos' political personality by the events of his time, beginning with the uprising of 1866 in the Cretan polity. To read entire review, click here.

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Dictionary of Greek Orthodoxy
By Nicon Patrinacos

Highly recommended for Orthodox Christians who are interested in a greater and deeper knowledge of their faith. Contains a wealth of theological information and inspirational explanations compiled as an encyclopedic dictionary. An English-Greek index makes it easy to look up key words. For more information, click here.

Arcadia, My Arcadia
By Nicholas Kokonis

Arcadia, My Arcadia chronicles the personal odyssey of a bright, sensitive and determined country boy, Angelos Vlahos, in the stone years following the German Occupation and the Civil War. Destitute, Angelos nurses a dream: To leave the dusty poverty of his nameless village in the folks of the somber Arcadian mountains for the big city and beyond in order to help his destitute family. Atlas carried the world. Will Angelos be able to carry his whole family across the Egypt of their misery to the new Promised Land?

Written in praise of the common men and women of the world, Arcadia, My Arcadia is, above all, a poignant, elegantly written story that will break your heart as well as warm it. It makes a gift of lasting value for those you love not only during the holiday season but always. (Read more.)

Deadline in Athens
An Inspector Costas Haritos Mystery
By Petros Markaris

Witty, smart, and riveting at every turn, Deadline in Athens immerses us in the grit and heat of modern-day Athens and the strange politics of a country still straining under change. "For crime aficionados who like nothing better after a long hard day than to jump into bed with a big, fat, juicy murder....(Deadline in Athens) unalloyed pleasure, with (an) intricate plot that satisfyingly unravels its secrets in well-timed surprises until the very last page." For more information click here.

The Athenian Murders
By Jose Carlos Somoza

Intriguing, ingenious, and mordantly funny, The Athenian
intertwines two darkly compelling riddles, forcing
us to confront the ways in which we interpret fact and fiction,
and introduces a beguiling new talent to an American readership.
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Confusing Words
By Peter Kippling Soteres

Confusing Words is a darkly comic novel tracking the fortunes of Fenix in the aftermath of the crash. Prodded into activity, he is slowly forced to recognize the unintended consequences of his actions and non-actions. The line between language and terrorism is crossed, and to escape Fenix must ultimately turn to a man who has every reason to hate him. To read entire annoucement, click here.

The Virtues of War
By Steven Pressfield

The Virtues of War marks Steven Pressfield's return to the world of his international bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War. Filled with meticulously researched details and told from the point of view of Alexander the Great himself, here is a novel as intensely gripping as bulletins from the battlefield and as intimately revealing as a private diary. For more information click here.

Tsarouchis, the Face of Modern Greece
By Sylvester and Orphanos.

A folio in celebration of Greece's greatest modern artist, Yannis Tsarouchis. With tributes by world-renowned authors and artists and a preface by Melina Mercouri. Printed by letterpress on heavyweight somerset paper in a signed-limted edition, the text, along with 36 large color plates, are laid into an elaborate portfolio designed by the artist. For more information, click here.

The Mechanism of Catastrophe The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and The Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul
By Speros Vryonis, Jr., Ph.D.

This spring, 50 years after the tragic events that devastated the Greeks of Turkey's greatest city, has published The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul by Speros Vryonis, Jr. This monumental study of a decisive moment in modern Turkish and Greek history is the first work of its depth and range to be published on this critical subject in any language. Without a doubt, it will soon take its place as the definitive study of the violence it so meticulously describes and examines. For more information click here.

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea.
Why Greeks Matter
By Thomas Cahill

In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his forth volume to explore "the hinges of history," Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining and historically unassailable-journey throughthe landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. For more information click here.

A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America, 2nd Edition
by Marilyn Rouvelas

Since its original publication in 1993, A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America has become a bestseller and a standard reference, The new second edition includes the basic text of the first edition with its clear, understandable explanations of the traditions of Greek Orthodoxy and the meaning behind them. Two new chapters have been added to the book. Read more.

Smyrna: The Destruction of a City
by Marjorie Housepian Dobkin

Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of a City, serves as a reminder that the mistakes and tragedies of history continue to affect us. This stunning and well-written book by Dobkin helps to fill the information gap for Greek-Americans and Greek generations of the Diaspora. To be sure, Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of a City is not the only text written about the Smyrna holocaust, but it is one of the most authoritative and critically acclaimed books ever penned on this subject. Read more.

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