|June Samaras provided me with an extensive bibliography of books related to this period. Below, I review ones I've read.|
Helen Vlachos, House Arrest (Gambit: Boston, 1970).
By the way, she came by this attitude honestly, her father had refused to publish the paper when the Nazi's occupied Greece during WWII.
John Kenneth Galbraith said of the book: "A marvelous account of the political resistance of an extremely intelligent and totally stubborn Tory. The static on the line when she asked Phillips Talbot, our Ambassador, to assist her in leaving the country is alone worth the price."
She died in 1995 aged 83.
Mikis Theodorakis, Journal
of Resistance, translated from the French
by Graham Webb, (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc: New York, 1971).
This book chronicles his time in the underground and his contempt for the colonels.
Theodorakis is leftist, with a long tradition of working on issues of disarmament and human rights, and he gives that perspective. The book includes a number of poems from this era.
"Art -- this art which is ours -- is our strength, our trump card. Our oppressors have chains. We have songs." p. 118
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