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Andreas Papandreou : the making of a Greek democrat and political maverick /
Stan Draenos.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
description
xii, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1780760809 (hbk.), 9781780760803 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
isbn
1780760809 (hbk.)
9781780760803 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8534629
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The author has done a marvelous job of research on Andreas Papandreou and has brought him back to life." Professor Dale Jorgensen, Harvard University "Spyros Draenos has chosen a difficult and elusive topic Andreas Papandreou and has managed admirably to walk the tightrope of objectivity balancing between hagiography and demonization. He highlights the ambivalence of a brilliant man (Andreas) torn between the lure of academia and the charm of politics and between the vastness of America and the primordial call of a return to his roots." Ted Couloumbis, University of Athens"Discovering and presenting the 'real' Andreas, his personality, ideological underpinnings, and lasting achievements is a Herculean undertaking that requires special skills and talents. [...] Stan Draenos has proven himself equal to this formidable task and all who study Greek politics owe him a debt of gratitude for his remarkable accomplishment. [...] He has produced a political biography that is highly readable, penetrating, and rich in detail and analysis. Draenos' work is bound to remain the bench mark against which the efforts of future biographers will be measured." John O. Iatrides, Southern Connecticut State University"Spyros Draenos has produced the first serious attempt in English to analyze the career and personality of one of the most fascinating and complex Greek political leaders of the 20th century, Andreas Papandreou. During his long tenure as prime minister, Papandreou infuriated his western allies, but also played a major role in transforming Greece into a modern European state. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to know how and why." Monteagle Stearns, US Ambassador to Greece, 1981-1985
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Greece in the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most controversial politicians of the post-war era. The contrarian politics of Andreas Papandreou grew out of his conflict laden re-engagement with Greece in the 1960s. Returning to Athens after 20 years in the US where he had been a rising member of the American liberal establishment, Papandreou forged a social reform-oriented, nationalist politics in Greece that ultimately put him at odds with the US foreign policy establishment and madehim the primary target of a pro-American military coup in 1967. Venerated by his admirers and despised by his detractors with equal passion, the Harvard-educated Papandreou left in his wake no clear-cut answer to the question of who he was and what he stood for. Andreas Papandreou chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic, intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era modernizer to Cold War maverick. In the process the book examines the explosive interplay ofcharacter and circumstance that generated Papandreou's contentious, but powerfully consequential politics.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Andreas Papandreou' chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic, intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era moderniser to Cold War maverick. In the process, the book examines the interplay of character and circumstance that generated Papandreou's contentious, but consequential politics.
Main Description
Greece in the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most controversial politicians of the post-war era. The contrarian politics of Andreas Papandreou grew out of his conflict laden re-engagement with Greece in the 1960s. Returning to Athens after 20 years in the US where he had been a rising member of the American liberal establishment, Papandreou forged a social reform-oriented, nationalist politics in Greece that ultimately put him at odds with the US foreign policy establishment and made him the primary target of a pro-American military coup in 1967. Venerated by his admirers and despised by his detractors with equal passion, the Harvard-educated Papandreou left in his wake no clear-cut answer to the question of who he was and what he stood for. Andreas Papandreou chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic, intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era modernizer to Cold War maverick. In the process the book examines the explosive interplay of character and circumstance that generated Papandreou┬┐s contentious, but powerfully consequential politics.
Main Description
Greece in the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most controversial politicians of the post-war era. The contrarian politics of Andreas Papandreou grew out of his conflict laden re-engagement with Greece in the 1960s. Returning to Athens after 20 years in the US where he had been a rising member of the American liberal establishment, Papandreou forged a social reform-oriented, nationalist politics in Greece that ultimately put him at odds with the US foreign policy establishment and made him the primary target of a pro-American military coup in 1967. Venerated by his admirers and despised by his detractors with equal passion, the Harvard-educated Papandreou left in his wake no clear-cut answer to the question of who he was and what he stood for. Andreas Papandreou chronicles the events, struggles and ideas that defined the man's dramatic, intrigue-filled transformation from Kennedy-era modernizer to Cold War maverick. In the process the book examines the explosive interplay of character and circumstance that generated Papandreou's contentious, but powerfully consequential politics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Preface: In Search ofp. xi
A Prodigious Youthp. 1
The American Yearsp. 7
Return to Ithacap. 23
The Leapp. 53
First Victoryp. 67
Breaking inp. 75
The National Questionp. 85
A Fateful Dynamicp. 103
Worsening Malaisep. 117
The Path to the Peoplep. 125
ASPIDAp. 129
Collision Coursep. 137
Apostasyp. 155
New Realitiesp. 175
Andreas Risingp. 189
Pivot Pointp. 199
The Pathos of Changep. 211
Derailmentp. 231
Descentp. 245
Free Fallp. 261
End Gamep. 289
Epiloguep. 305
Notesp. 309
Select Bibliographyp. 331
Indexp. 333
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