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Odyssey: Love and Terror in Greece, 1969
     

Odyssey: Love and Terror in Greece, 1969

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by Steve Fox
 
Steve Fox had just started his second semester of graduate English study at the University of Texas in January, 1967, when he was drafted to serve in the voracious Vietnam War. But Fox, 23, kept his eyes open and learned how to adapt, resist, and avoid the war in Asia with timely help from a string of angels he meets. He got himself assigned to Athens Air Base in

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Steve Fox had just started his second semester of graduate English study at the University of Texas in January, 1967, when he was drafted to serve in the voracious Vietnam War. But Fox, 23, kept his eyes open and learned how to adapt, resist, and avoid the war in Asia with timely help from a string of angels he meets. He got himself assigned to Athens Air Base in Athens, Greece, where Greek and American friends reveal the terrors of the dictators-known as The Colonels-running the country. In 1969 an ex-Greenwich Village folksinger and Steve's mentor in Athens, Allan Wenger, makes Steve part of the Greek Resistance to the Colonels. Steve and his smart and sassy American girlfriend drink deep of Greek ruins and lore, set a headlong course of self-reinvention as they return to the U.S. and Mexico, and explore the tangled path of love in revolutionary times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615973852
Publisher:
Nighthawk Press
Publication date:
02/17/2014
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Fox was born in Washington, D.C. to two University of Maryland students-his dad a student in his grad student mom's Spanish class. They moved to Texas where Steve attended public schools. Steve's higher education was interrupted by the draft for the Vietnam War. His first book is Toxic Work: Women Workers at GTE-Lenkurt (Temple U. Press). He is a journalist, photographer, and has taught American Studies at the University of New Mexico and as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universities of Frankfurt and Hamburg, Germany.

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Odyssey: Love and Terror in Greece, 1969 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Easy-Reader_AL More than 1 year ago
"Hemingway without the swagger and misogyny" “Odyssey”: Love and Terror in Greece 1969” is, on the one hand, a very personal account of the political turmoil of the sixties. But it is much more than that. It is also the story of a young man’s journey toward the man he will become, a story filled with so much heart that I could not put the book down. Steve Fox’s younger self is gentle and humble, full of wide-eyed gratitude for what he sees as the opportunity of a lifetime: living in Greece as a US Air Force lieutenant after being drafted into the military during the height of the Vietnam War. Fox’s easy prose puts the reader there alongside him to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tension in a country ruled by harsh dictators who imprison and torture with impunity. Read it – you won’t be disappointed.