Andreas Papandreou : The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick (Hardcover)

Author: Draenos, Stan

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Publisher Tauris Academic Studies
Mfg Part# 9781780760803
SKU 230552666
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1780760809
Release Date 10/12/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.5T
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Editors Note 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.
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