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  From Athens to Beijing: West Meets East in the Olympic Games From Athens to Beijing: West Meets East in the Olympic Games 
 By Susan Brownell (Editor) 

From Athens to Beijing is the first book-length comparison of ancient Greek and Chinese sports. Bringing together leading scholars of Greece and China, it sheds new light on what is uniquely “Western” about the ancient Greek culture of the body and what is shared with Chinese tradition. This volume also explores the discrete concepts of “East” and “West,” particularly as seen through the novel lens of sport. Ultimately, it illustrates the ways in which sport expresses both the differences that divide us as well as the ecumenical pursuit of health and virtue that unites us all.

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  Ελλάς, Ευρώπη, Παναθηναϊκός!: 100 χρόνια ελληνικής ιστορίας, 1908-2008 Ελλάς, Ευρώπη, Παναθηναϊκός!: 100 χρόνια ελληνικής ιστορίας, 1908-2008 
 By Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ 

Πέρα από όποια προκατάληψη ή φανατισμό, είναι κοινή, αντικειμενική διαπίστωση ότι ο Παναθηναϊκός έχει παίξει καθοριστικό ρόλο στην εξέλιξη του ποδοσφαίρου στην Ελλάδα. Και είναι αδιαμφισβήτητη η εκτίμηση ότι η εκατόχρονη ιστορία του Παναθηναϊκού ταυτίζεται με την ιστορία του αθλητισμού στον τόπο.

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  Μιά στεκιά στό μάτι τού Μοντεζούμα Μιά στεκιά στό μάτι τού Μοντεζούμα 
 By Νίκος Νικολαΐδης 

“Όλες οί βλεννόρροιες θεραπεύονται εκτός από τήν πρώτη…σάν τήν πρώτη αγάπη”, γράφει ο Νίκος Νικολαΐδης στο Μιά στεκιά στό μάτι τού Μοντεζούμα. Σ’ αυτή την ύστατη πνευματική του μαρτυρία μυθιστοριογραφεί για μία τελευταία φορά έντονα και άμεσα τη γενιά του. Ο δεκαπεντάχρονος αφηγητής του μυθιστορήματος καταγράφει την Αθήνα και τις μεταπολεμικές δεκαετίες του πενήντα και του εξήντα με μιά ψυχρή, σαρκαστική, αλλά και ταυτόχρονα ιδιαίτερα νοσταλγική και συμπαθητική ματιά. Η διαδρομή του είναι μία αποκαλυπτική αναζήτηση γεμάτη αγάπη και έρωτα, η οποία όμως οδηγεί σχεδόν μοιραία σε χαμένες ελπίδες και ατελείωτες απογοητεύσεις. Ο Νικολαΐδης κατανοεί απόλυτα το πόσο αδυσώπητα μας τιμωρεί ο χρόνος, αλλά ταυτόχρονα υμνεί το αναλλοίωτο των πρώτων μας ονείρων.

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  The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community in Istanbul The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community in Istanbul 
 By Speros Vryonis, Jr. 

Paperback Edition
The new, paperback edition of Speros Vryonis’s internationally acclaimed work contains a legal commentary on the pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, by Alfred de Zayas, professor of international law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and former secretary of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. An excerpt is available here.

Exactly 50 years after the tragic events that decimated the Greeks of Turkey’s greatest city, greekworks.com published The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul by Speros Vryonis, Jr. This monumental work of a decisive moment in modern Turkish and Greek history is the first study of its depth and range to be published on this critical subject in any language. Without a doubt, it will soon take its place as the definitive analysis of the violence it so meticulously describes and examines.

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  The Liquidators The Liquidators 
 By Tom LeClair 

greekworks.com is proud to announce the publication in June 2006 of Tom LeClair’s new novel, The Liquidators. In this, his fourth and most powerful novel to date, the widely published critic takes on the American Dream, creating what Kathryn Kramer has called a “rich, gritty new myth” about the country and its people. Keenly realistic in setting and characters, The Liquidators is both an homage to and a partial retelling of Absalom, Absalom!.

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  Spectators Spectators 
 By Ilias Bourgiotis and George Vecsey 

greekworks.com is proud to announce the publication of Spectators. This collection of photographs by Ilias Bourgiotis, his first to be published in the United States, is accompanied by a perceptive and moving essay, “Modern Pilgrims”—written especially for this volume by the renowned journalist George Vecsey—which is both a generous reconsideration of the 2004 Athens Olympics and a rare homage to Greece.

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  Passing On Passing On 
 By Tom LeClair 

Having presciently probed a world threatened by toxins and terrorism in his first two novels, LeClair now creates a protagonist in Passing On who just may have found the secret of living forever.

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  Wrestling With The Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics Wrestling With The Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics 
 By Alexander Kitroeff 

On February 13, 2004, exactly six months before the opening of the 2004 Athens Olympiad, greekworks.com inaugurated its publication series with Wrestling With the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics, written by Alexander Kitroeff. In the first study of this fascinating subject in any language, Kitroeff follows the tortuous route of Greece’s relationship to the modern Olympic movement from the mid-nineteenth century to the first modern games held in Athens in 1896 through the entire twentieth century and on to the Athens Olympiad of 2004. Written with the adept, illuminating touch of a novelist, this extraordinary history uses original archival sources and a deep understanding of modern Greek and European history to recount the ongoing saga of modern Greece’s often impassioned engagement with the Olympic movement.

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  Days of 1896: Athens and the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games Days of 1896: Athens and the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games 
 By Michael Llewellyn Smith 

Days of 1896: Athens and the Invention of the Modern Olympic Games is a significant contribution to the modern history of Greece. Michael Llewellyn Smith weaves together three strands in the revival of the Olympic games: the nineteenth-century explosion of sport in Great Britain and the West that created the conditions for international competition; the social and economic progress of the young Greek state that made Athens a plausible candidate to host the Games; and the genius of the idealist Baron Pierre de Coubertin in yoking together amateur sport and internationalism in a new institution with rich symbolic power. Days of 1896 is the rich and engrossing account of one of the most potent symbols of modern times.

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  Olympic Revival: The Revival of the Olympic Games in Modern Times Olympic Revival: The Revival of the Olympic Games in Modern Times 
 By Konstantinos Georgiadis 

Olympic Revival examines the reconstitution of the Olympic Games in the context of modern Greece’s emerging, and continually forming, political and cultural identity. Using original texts and sources from previously unexamined archives throughout Greece, Georgiadis shows how the reestablishment of the Olympic Games was in fact the result of various intellectual trends and developments in many countries and not simply the work of a single individual, Pierre de Coubertin.

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  Plug in the Quest for Mug Plug in the Quest for Mug 
 By Viktor Koen and Melanie Wallace 

“When they caused the great cataclysm, the Forces of Dread metamorphosed. From each other’s heads they sprang forth in all their glorious deformity, terrorizing all.” So relates Plug, the narrator of this tale, which is neither graphic novel nor science fiction, but a disturbing, strangely familiar, and unusually evocative portrayal of a future “Landscape” that looks eerily like a dystopian conclusion to the evolving twenty-first century.

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