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The Resource Full catastrophe : travels among the new greek ruins, James Angelos

Full catastrophe : travels among the new greek ruins, James Angelos

Label
Full catastrophe : travels among the new greek ruins
Title
Full catastrophe
Title remainder
travels among the new greek ruins
Statement of responsibility
James Angelos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece's dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country today In recent years, small Greece, often associated with ancient philosophers and marble ruins, whitewashed villages and cerulean seas, has been at the center of a debt crisis that has sown economic and social ruin, spurred panic in international markets, and tested Europe's decades-old project of forging a closer union. In The Full Catastrophe, James Angelos makes sense of contrasting images of Greece, a nation both romanticized for its classical past and castigated for its dysfunctional present. With vivid character-driven narratives and engaging reporting that offers an immersive sense of place, he brings to life some of the causes of the country's financial collapse, and examines the changes, some hopeful and others deeply worrisome, emerging in its aftermath. A small rebellion against tax authorities breaks out on a normally serene Aegean island. A mayor from a bucolic, northern Greek village is gunned down by the municipal treasurer. An aging, leftist hero of the Second World War fights to win compensation from Germany for the wartime occupation. A once marginal group of neo-Nazis rises to political prominence out of a ramshackle Athens neighborhood. The Full Catastrophe goes beyond the transient coverage in the daily headlines to deliver an enduring and absorbing portrait of modern Greece"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
FlPkSB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angelos, James
Dewey number
949.5076
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF854
LC item number
.A55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Target audience
adult
Label
Full catastrophe : travels among the new greek ruins, James Angelos
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Island of the blind -- Off the books -- The resistance -- Murder in the Civil Service -- Tha apostate -- Europe's hopefuls -- The new Spartans -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385346504
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH346504
  • (FlPpSEB)RH346504
Label
Full catastrophe : travels among the new greek ruins, James Angelos
Publication
Contents
Island of the blind -- Off the books -- The resistance -- Murder in the Civil Service -- Tha apostate -- Europe's hopefuls -- The new Spartans -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385346504
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH346504
  • (FlPpSEB)RH346504

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