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Author Angelopoulos, Gianna, 1955-

Title My Greek drama : life, love, and one woman's Olympic effort to bring glory to her country / Gianna Angelopoulos.

Publication Info. Austin, Tex. : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2013]


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY ANGELOPOULOS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. ANGELOPOULOS, G.    Storage
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B ANGELOPOULOS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B ANGELOUPOULOS GIANNA    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B ANGELOPOULOS, GIANNA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 ANGELOPOULOS, GIA    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B ANGELOPOULOS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  796.48 ANG    On Display
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B ANGELOPOULOS GIANNA A    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 299 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Form Issued also as an ebook.
Summary A book that captures the burning ambition of the rebellious girl from the island of Crete who "lit" the Olympic torch.
The world had doubted Greece's ability to successfully stage the 2004 Olympic event. Angelopoulos led the effort to bring the Olympics back to Athens, and the phenomenally successful games were an effort that showed the world a new Greece, a Greece worthy of its illustrious heritage. Little did she know that a few years later her country would abandon the lessons of the Olympics and become embroiled in a political and economic crisis that would devastate Greece, and threaten the economic security of Europe.
Contents Prologue -- Philoxenia -- Family names -- "I don't need a son, I have Gianna!" -- Growing pains -- Escape from Crete -- The golden horse -- A touch of basil -- School days -- Parliamentary steps -- Turkish delights -- Un coup de foudre -- Second chances -- No gain without pain -- Generation next -- Back to university -- London calling -- Sleeping with the enemy -- Athens is in motion -- We court the world -- A gold-medal performance -- A tale of two cities -- Land and water -- Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and me -- Omens and bumps in the road -- "I will also be there!" -- G force -- Games on -- Last dance -- New pathways and paradigms -- A Greek drama -- Epilogue.
Subject Angelopoulos, Gianna, 1955-
Olympic Games (28th : 2004 : Athens, Greece) -- Management.
Businesswomen -- Greece -- Biography.
Olympics -- Planning.
Genre/Form Autobiography.
ISBN 1608325814
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