(see also Cyprus)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
An Economic Observer. "Greece: a case of neocolonialism," Monthly Review 24,7 (12/72):23-37.
Apostolakou, Lito. "'Greek' workers or Communist 'others': the contending identities of organized labour in Greece, c. 1914-1936," Journal of Contemporary History 32 (1997):409-24.
Brown, K.S. & D. Theodossopoulos. "The performance of anxiety: how Greeks make sense of Kosovo's contradictions," Anthropoogy Today 16,1 (2000).
Cataphores, George. "The Kapetanios: partisans & civil war in Greece, 1943-49," New Left Review 79 (5-6/73):50-59.
Chimbos, PD. "Greek resistance 1941-45: Organization, achievements and
Allied war efforts against the Axis powers," International Journal of Comparative Sociology 40,2 (5/99):251-69.
Contogouris, Andreas P. "Counterrevolution: the Greek example," Monthly Review 46,5 (10/94):53-55.
Just, Roger. "Anti-clericalism & national identity: attitudes towards the Orthodox Church in Greece," in James & Johnson (eds.) Vernacular Christianity (NY, 1988), pp. 15-30.
Kiesling, Brady. "Athens in wartime," New York Review (5/15/03):16-17.
Ladis, Fondas. "Democratic or socialist revolution in Greece?" Monthly Review 24,7 (12/72):38-59.
Lianos, Theodore P. "Modern Greece: development or underdevelopment. Another view," Monthly Review 33,6 (11/81):61-64.
Newsinger, John. "Churchill, Stalin, and the Greek Revolution," Monthly Review 50,11 (4/99):48-54.
Papandreou, Andreas. "Greece: neocolonialism & revolution," Monthly Review 24,7 (12/72):13-22.
__________. "Greece: the meaning of the November uprising," Monthly Review 25,9 (1/74):8-21.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Amnesty International. Torture in Greece: The First Torturers' Trial 1975 (London, 1977).
Andrews, Kevin. Greece in the Dark (Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1980). Papadopoulos' military dictatorship.
Averoff-Tossizza, Evangelos. By Fire & Axe: The Communist Party & the Civil War in Greece, 1944-1949 (New Rochelle NY: Caratzas Brothers, 1978).
Barentzen, Lars; John O. Iatrides & Ole L. Smith (eds.) Studies in the History of the Greek Civil War, 1945-1949 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 1987).
Becket, James. Barbarism in Greece: A Young American Lawyer's Inquiry into the Use of Torture in Contemporary Greece (NY: Walker, 1970).
Brown, K.S. & Yannis Hamilakis. The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories (Lanham MD: Lexington, 2003).
Carademos, Charles. A True Story. Fight for Democracy (Boston, 1978).
Chircop, Aldo; Andre Gerolymatos & John O. Iatrides (eds.) The Aegean Sea after the Cold War: Security & Law of the Sea Issues (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).
Clogg, Richard & George Yannopoulo (eds.). Greece under Military Rule (NY: Basic Books, 1972).
Close, David (ed.) The Greek Civil War: Studies of Polarization (NY: Routledge, 1993).
Couloumbis, Theodore A. & John O. Iatrides (eds.) Greek-American Relations: A Critical Review (NY: Pella, 1980).
Eudes, Dominique. The Kapetanios: Partisans and Civil War in Greece, 1943-1949 (NY: Monthly Review, 1973).
Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with resistance leader Alexandros Panagoulis.
Fourtouni, Eleni. Greek Women in Resistance: Journals, Oral Histories (New Haven: Thelphini, 1986).
Gage, Eleni. North of Ithaka: One Woman's Odyssey into her Family's Extraordinary Past (London: Bantam, 2004).
Gallant, Thomas W. Modern Greece (NY: Oxford, 2001).
Gregory, Dorothy (ed.) Aspects of Civil War: Selections (Montreal, 1989).
Hart, Janet. New Voices in the Nation: Women & the Greek Resistance, 1941-1964 (Ithaca: Cornell U, 1996).
Henderson, Mary. Xenia: A Memoir. Greece, 1924-1949 (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988).
Hitchens, Christopher. The Trial of Henry Kissinger (NY: Verso, 2001), esp. chap. 9. Develops strong case that his actions during Vietnam War & later (& in particular support for Greek military junta after 1967 & assassination of Archbishop Makarios in Cyprus) qualify him for prosecution as a war criminal.
Iatrides, John O. Balkan Triangle: Birth & Decline of an Alliance Across Ideological Boundaries (The Hague: Mouton, 1968).
__________. Revolt in Athens: The Greek Communist "Second Round," 1944-1945 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1972).
__________ (ed.) Ambassador MacVeagh Reports: Greece, 1933-1947 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1980).
__________ (ed.) Greece in the 1940s: A Nation in Crisis (Hanover NH: U. Press of New England, 1981).
__________ & Linda Wrigley (eds.) Greece at the Crossroads: the Civil War & its Legacy (University Park PA: Pennsylvania State U, 1995).
Jeffery, Judith S. Ambiguous Commitments & Uncertain Policies. The Truman Doctrine in Greece, 1947-1952 (Lanham MD: Lexington, 2000).
Jones, Howard. "A New Kind of War": America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece (NY: Oxford, 1989).
Kalafatas, Michael N. The Bellstone: The Greek Sponge Divers of the Aegean, One American's Journey Home (Hanover NH: Brandeis U., 2003).
Kassimeris, George. Europe's Last Red Terrorists: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November (NY: NYU, 2001).
Keeley, Edmund. The Salonika Bay Murder. Cold War Politics & the Polk Affair (Princeton: Princeton U, 1990). Framing of leftist Gregory Staktopoulos for murder of CBS correspondent during Greek civil war.
Kofas, Jon V. Authoritarianism in Greece: The Metaxas Regime (Boulder: East European Monographs, 1983).
__________. Intervention & Underdevelopment: Greece during the Cold War (University Park PA: Pennsylvania State U, 1989).
Koliopoulos, Giannes. Greece & the British Connection, 1935-1941 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1977).
__________. Brigands with a Cause: Brigandage & Irredentism in Modern Greece, 1821-1912 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1987).
__________. Plundered Loyalties: World War II & Civil War in Greek West Macedonia (NY: NYU, 1999).
Kousoulas, D. George. The Price of Freedom: Greece in World Affairs, 1939-1953 (Syracuse: Syracuse U, 1953).
__________. Revolution & Defeat: The Story of the Greek Communist Party (NY: Oxford, 1965).
__________. Greece: Uncertain Democracy (Washington: Public Affairs, 1973).
Leon, George B. Greece & the Great Powers, 1914-1917 (Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies, 1974).
__________. The Greek Socialist Movement & the First World War: The Road to Unity (Boulder: East European Quarterly, 1976).
__________. Greece & the First World War: From Neutrality to Intervention, 1917-1918 (Boulder: East European Monographs, 1990).
Marder, Brenda L. Stewards of the Land: The American Farm School & Modern Greece (Boulder: East European Quarterly, 1979).
Matsas, Michael. The Illusion of Safety: The Story of the Greek Jews during World War II (NY: Pella, 1997).
Mazower, Mark. Greece & the Inter-War Economic Crisis (NY: Oxford, 1991).
__________. Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation (New Haven: Yale, 1993).
__________ (ed.) After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, & State in Greece, 1943-1960 (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2000).
__________. Salonika, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims & Jews, 1430-1950 (NY: Knopf, 2005).
Mouzelis, Nicos P. Modern Greece: Facets of Underdevelopment (NY: Holmes & Meier, 1978).
Murtagh, Peter. The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels & the Resistance (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).
Nachmani, Amikam. International Intervention in the Greek Civil War. The UN Special Committee on the Balkans, 1947-1952 (NY: Praeger, 1990).
__________. Israel, Turkey, & Greece: Uneasy Relations in the East Mediterranean (Totowa NJ: Frank Cass, 1987).
O'Ballance, Edgar. The Greek Civil War, 1944-1949 (NY: Praeger, 1966).
Papandreau, Andreas. Democracy at Gunpoint (NY: Penguin, 1971).
Pretenteris, Yannis. The Confrontation: Life & Death of "November 17" (Athens: Estia, 2002).
Schuster, Mel. The Contemporary Greek Cinema (Metuchen NJ: Scarecrow, 1979).
Shrader, Charles R. The Withered Vine: Logistics & the Communist Insurgency in Greece, 1945-1949 (Westport CT: Praeger, 1999).
Smothers, Frank et al. Report on the Greeks: Findings of a 20th Century Fund Team which Surveyed Conditions in Greece in 1947 (NY: 20th Century Fund, 1948).
Stavrakis, Peter. Moscow & Greek Communism, 1944-1949 (Ithaca: Cornell U, 1989).
Theodorakis, Mikis. Journals of Resistance (London: Hart-Davis McGibbon, 1973).
Wittner, Lawrence S. American Intervention in Greece, 1943-1949 (NY: Columbia U, 1982).
In the Library: Fiction
Davidson, Catherine Temma. The Priest Fainted: A Novel (NY: Henry Holt, 1998).
De Bernieres, Louis. Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel (NY: Pantheon, 1994). Village life under Italian & German occupation during World War II.
Fallaci, Oriana. A Man (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1980). Prolonged imprisonment & torture of heroic opposition leader by military dictatorship.
Gage, Nicholas. Eleni (NY: Random House, 1983). NY Times reporter seeks truth behind his mother's execution by Communist guerrillas after World War II.
Kazantzakis, Nikos (1883-1957). Zorba the Greek  (NY: Ballantine, 1965).
__________. The Greek Passion  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1959).
__________. Freedom & Death: A Novel  (London: Faber & Faber, 1966).
__________. Christ Recrucified [? ] (Oxford: B. Cassirer, 1960).
__________. The Last Temptation: A Novel [?] (London: Faber & Faber, 1962).
__________. Report to Greco [?] (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1965).
__________. The Fratricides  (NY: Touchstone, 1984). His last novel, set in Greek Civil War.
Vassilikos, Vassili. Z  (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991). Assassination of socialist legislator Grigoris Lambrakis in Salonika in 1963; 400,000 supporters accompany coffin to grave.
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Eleni" , dir. Peter Yates, 117m. In video stores. NY Times reporter looks for truth behind his mother's execution by Communist guerrillas after World War II.
"Z" , dir. Costa Gavras, 127m. In video stores. Adaptation of Vassilikis novel.
"Zorba the Greek] , dir. Michael Cacoyannis, 142m. In video stores. Adaptation of Kazantzakis novel about an ebullient, life-loving inhabitant of Crete.