red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War And The Origins Of The Soviet-american Rivalry,1943-1949

by Andre Gerolymatos

Basic Books | July 6, 2004 | Hardcover |

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From 1944 to 1949, tens of thousands of Greek soldiers and guerrillas fought and slaughtered each other and thousands of innocents in a civil war of unrelenting and shocking savagery. In the wake of the Allied liberation of Greece, the fighting transformed into a civil war, pitting Soviet-backed Communists against U.S.- and British-backed government forces. As the first proxy war between the superpowers, the Greek Civil War became the first hot zone of the Cold War.In Red Acropolis, Black Terror, historian Andre Gerolymatos recounts the full history of this divisive conflict, exposing old wounds that still fester beneath the surface of contemporary Greek society. He tells the stories of ordinary Greek men, women, and children caught up in turbulent times and by powerful foreign forces.In many ways, the Greek Civil War heralded America''s future involvement in Vietnam: Not only did it mark the first time the U.S. used napalm, but it convinced U.S. policymakers that counterinsurgency operations were winnable.Red Acropolis, Black Terror unflinchingly presents the personal horrors of this brutal war, while exploring the global issues that make this "little" conflict so significant.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 6, 2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465027431

ISBN - 13: 9780465027439

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red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War And The Origins Of The Soviet-american Rivalry,1943-1949

red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War And The Origins Of The Soviet-american Rivalry,1943-1949

by Andre Gerolymatos

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 6, 2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465027431

ISBN - 13: 9780465027439

About the Book

The first full, nonpartisan history of the Greek Civil War, the brutal guerrilla conflict that launched the Cold War

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From 1944 to 1949, tens of thousands of Greek soldiers and guerrillas fought and slaughtered each other and thousands of innocents in a civil war of unrelenting and shocking savagery. In the wake of the Allied liberation of Greece, the fighting transformed into a civil war, pitting Soviet-backed Communists against U.S.- and British-backed government forces. As the first proxy war between the superpowers, the Greek Civil War became the first hot zone of the Cold War.In Red Acropolis, Black Terror, historian Andre Gerolymatos recounts the full history of this divisive conflict, exposing old wounds that still fester beneath the surface of contemporary Greek society. He tells the stories of ordinary Greek men, women, and children caught up in turbulent times and by powerful foreign forces.In many ways, the Greek Civil War heralded America''s future involvement in Vietnam: Not only did it mark the first time the U.S. used napalm, but it convinced U.S. policymakers that counterinsurgency operations were winnable.Red Acropolis, Black Terror unflinchingly presents the personal horrors of this brutal war, while exploring the global issues that make this "little" conflict so significant.

About the Author

Andre Gerolymatos holds the chair of Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. His previous books include Guerrilla Warfare and Espionage in Greece, 1940-1944, Espionage and Treason in Classical Greece, and The Balkan Wars. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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