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The full catastrophe : travels among the new Greek ruins, James Angelos

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The full catastrophe : travels among the new Greek ruins
Title
The full catastrophe
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travels among the new Greek ruins
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James Angelos
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eng
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"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"--
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 anormally 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"--
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10430509
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Angelos, James
Dewey number
949.507/6
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maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Greece
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • TRAVEL / Europe / Greece
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
Target audience
adult
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travels among the new Greek ruins
Label
The full catastrophe : travels among the new Greek ruins, James Angelos
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Island of the blind -- Off the books -- The resistance -- Murder in the Civil Service -- Tha apostate -- Europe's hopefuls -- The new Spartans -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907132711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385346481
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015009420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)907132711
Label
The full catastrophe : travels among the new Greek ruins, James Angelos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Island of the blind -- Off the books -- The resistance -- Murder in the Civil Service -- Tha apostate -- Europe's hopefuls -- The new Spartans -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907132711
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385346481
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015009420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)907132711

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