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Karamanlis: The Restorer of Greek Democracy
Karamanlis: The Restorer of Greek Democracy
By C. M. Woodhouse
Oxford, 1982, 297 pp.

An English historian, former M.P. and longtime expert on Greece, has written a life of the dominant personality in Greek politics over the past few decades and done so with the help of Karamanlis's private archives, uniquely placed at his disposal. Karamanlis's career, set against the background of postwar Greek politics, with all its plots and intrigues, includes his efforts to modernize the economy and to build the country's ties to Europe. Karamanlis replaced the colonels and his stormy life confirms his view of Greek politics: "In Greece, it is not enough to wind up your watch; to make progress you have to push the hands on with your finger!"