Sixty years after the end of World War II Stylianos (Stelios) Perrakis, Greek-born finance professor who has lived most of his life in Canada, went back to Greece to investigate a traumatic event in his family's history that colored his childhood years. The circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and murder of his maternal uncle by a Communist death squad in May 1944, in the Argolida region of the Greek Peloponnese, were cloaked in mystery, never discussed openly by family members. Using trial transcripts, interviews with survivors and with people involved in his uncle's kidnapping, and such primary materials as unpublished diaries and family correspondence, Perrakis managed to document the full sequence of events that led up to this family tragedy. He then widened his focus to draw out the implications of this particular event, painting an intimate picture of a prosperous middle-class provincial world faced with extraordinary challenges that it was unable to overcome.
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Descripción Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, 2006. First Edition. Reference copy in jacket, damp mark and slight wrinkling to rear portion of book. Nº de ref. de la librería 022727
Descripción Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison ; Teaneck, 2006. Black Cloth with Gilt Titles. Estado de conservación: Tres Bien-very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Presumed First Edition. 249 pages The Ghosts of Plaka Beach: A True Story of Murder and Retribution in Wartime Greece with maps and photos. History - Greek 2nd World War. Nº de ref. de la librería 009433