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The Greek Connection The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of WatergateThis is a magnificent work a triumphant combination of exhaustive research and fine narrative writingDoris Kearns Goodwin author of Leadership In Turbulent Times He was one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century political history Yet today Elias Demetracopoulos is strangely overlooked even though his life reads like an epic adventure storyAs a precocious twelve year old in occupied Athens he engaged in heroic resistance efforts against the Nazis for which he was imprisoned and tortured After his life was miraculously spared he became an investigative journalist covering Greece's tumultuous polit James Barron’s book about Elias Demetracopoulos was uite enlightening about how government agencies such as the CIA FBI NSA and State Department can spread false information and rumors that not only sully a person’s reputation but can put his life at risk Elias lived with risk from his childhood when he helped the resistance in Greece against Italy and Hitler through adulthood when he fought journalistically and behind the scenes against the military junta in Greece and subseuent efforts to thwart democracy He made enemies of presidents from JFK to Reagan but managed to live into his 90’s He was a remarkable man and James Barron captured his life and personality In a clear well written biography that is extremely relevant to these times Lovers of history politics biography and thrillers should find this book enjoyable informative and at times a real page turner

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Book Ï The Greek Connection Ë The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate Download ☆ Join or create book clubs ó [Reading] ➷ The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the UnEisenhower Kennedy Johnson Nixon Ford Carter and Reagan administrations making him a target of CIA FBI and State Department surveillance and harassment and Greek kidnapping and assassination plots American authorities may have purposefully overlooked A stunning feat of biographic storytelling sweeping from World War II to the Cold War Watergate and beyond The Greek Connection is about a lifetime of standing up for democracy and a free press against powerful special interests It has much to teach us about our own era's abuses of power dark money journalist intimidation and foreign interference in electio Review by Evangelos Louizos author of My Father Had This LugerJames Barron has done an outstanding job revealing the accomplishments of Elias Demetracopoulos an unknown personality to most of us and bringing out from obscurity this heroic figure who struggled ceaselessly against omnipotent sinister forces In parts it reads like a Cold War novel Years from now students of history will still use it for reference Well done and congratulationsFor me this book has a special meaning because I was a passive participant in that period and I can remember most of the protagonists and eventsWith every page persons and events came back to me day by day and I cringed with anger at recalling them It was when democracy was being slowly strangled by the proxies at the behest of their sponsors in WashingtonBarron’s book gave my personal experiences details and depth and I thank him for itI found the “Watergate” reference in the title is too limiting because the content of the book goes well beyond that episode I suggest that the title should be changed to “THE AMERICAN CONNECTION”What Elias fought against and exposed was the corruption on Capitol Hill and the Oval Office that are still with us today The arrogant cavalier and shameful way the United States treats weaker countries is still part of our policyFor example the repercussions of Kissinger’s actsdecisions on the Cyprus matter back in 1974 are felt today in the Eastern Mediterranean with ErdoganElias’ struggle against the fascist forces in his country is being repeated daily in countries around the world His struggle not only was international but is now also contemporaryElias in addition to his other virtues was as A Man for All SeasonsI highly recommend others read this engaging and riveting book

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Ics and America's increasing influence in the region A clever and scoop hungry reporter Elias soon gained access to powerful figures in both governmentsand attracted many enemies When the Greek military dictatorship took power in 1967 he narrowly escaped to Washington DC where he would lead the fight to restore democracy in his homeland while running afoul of the American government too Now after a decade of research and original reporting James H Barron uncovers the story of a man whose tireless pursuit of uncomfortable truths would put him at odds with not only his own government but that of the Truman A riveting brilliant story of a relentless fighter Elias Demetracopoulos standing up for democracy and a free press despite the roadblocks and impasses which tried to break and discredit his steadfast effortsBeautifully writtenKudos to James Barron for bringing this larger than life fiercely independent journalist to our attentionJL