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European Union Seminar | May 24, 2022

Truth, Democracy and Media Freedom: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos

Join James Barron and Katerina Sokou for a discussion of Barron’s acclaimed biography The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate. The conversation will explore the extraordinary life of journalist Elias Demetracopoulos, who – among many exploits – uncovered the Greek junta’s illegal financing of the Nixon campaign and the connection to the Watergate break-in. His life story is one of intrigue and indefatigable democratic and journalistic activism. Click here to register.


Greek Edition Launched April 11, 2022

Title: O Anthropos Kleidi (The Key Man)

Subtitle: Ηλιασ δημητρακοπουλοσ (Elias Demetracopoulos)

Ο αγωνασ του για τη δημοκρατια απο την κατοχη και τα ταραγμενα χρονια τησ δικτατοριασ μεχρι και μετα τη μεταπολιτευση (His fight for democracy from the occupation and the turbulent years of dictatorship until after the restoration of democracy [metapolitefsi])


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The dramatic life of Elias Demetracopoulos and his central connection to Watergate

Anthony Everett sits down with the Newton author of “The Greek Connection” to hear the fascinating story of the Greek journalist at the heart of an untold story of the Watergate scandal. Originally aired on September 11, 2020. Click here to watch.


How An Intrepid Greek Exile, The CIA And The Boston Globe Nearly Kept Richard Nixon Out Of The White House,

A new book by James H. Barron profiles the improbable life and career of Elias Demetracopoulos. Opinion: Dan Kennedy Interview, August 26, 2020. Read the full interview here.


Anna Eliopoulos Interview with James Barron, Author of the book “The Greek Connection”. Originally aired September 15, 2020. Click here to listen.


Click image to see a message from Kaktos CEO Yannis Leventis

Greek Edition Announced. Kaktos Publications CEO Yannis Leventis and Melville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson announced on 8 October 2020 that prestigious Kaktos Publications will publish the Greek edition of “The Greek Connection.”

“We’re delighted to see this book published in the first language of its subject, and hope it contributes to a lasting appreciation of Elias Demetracopoulos in his homeland.” Dennis Johnson, Melville House co-publisher.


MA Book Bites 2020 | Nonfiction Presenters

On November 14–15, 2020, the Boston Book Festival is teaming up with Massachusetts Center for the Book for Book Bites, a bonanza weekend of local literature, featuring authors from across the Commonwealth, in all genres, introducing readers to their latest books in a fast-paced series of bite-sized videos.


Featured on WBZ Book Club with Jordan Rich. Click here to listen on iHeartRadio. Originally aired on January 8, 2021.


A UW Alum Pens an Untold Watergate Tale | Doug Moe’s Madison | January 11, 2021

“James Barron’s new biography helps Elias Demetracopoulos posthumously tell his mythic story.” Read the full interview.


The Hidden Watergate “Greek Connection” – An interview with author James Barron, about a controversial Greek journalist who relentlessly battles for democracy, honor and survival against abusive Greek and American governments trying to destroy him.  Click here to listen.


Sunday, January 31, 2021 | On Mic with Jordan Rich

“Get set for a fascinating tale of a wily hero who influenced 20th century history…”

Listen on Apple Podcast and and Google Podcast.


Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 10am Los Angeles | 8pm Athens

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Join us February 13 via Zoom for a presentation by James Barron, Introductory Comments by Governor Michael Dukakis.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 7pm

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The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a presentation by James. H. Barron, on his new book, “The Greek Connection: the life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the untold story of Watergate.”



April 11, 2021

“Gordon Liddy and the Greek Connection to Watergate”

Did this Democratic National Committee filing cabinet contain damaging evidence of an illegal contribution to the 1968 Nixon campaign by the Greek military dictatorship, rooted out by journalist Elias Demetracopoulos?

The recent death of Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy has sparked renewed interest in the intricacies of the affair. The author argues that the material the “Plumbers” sought in the burglary related to a Greek journalist’s efforts to expose illegal contributions by the Greek dictatorship to the 1968 election campaign of Richard Nixon. 

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Distinguished Speaker Series | April 30, 2021

“The Greek Connection: Tales of a Whistleblower Who Changed History”

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Melbourne, Australia  

July 12, 2021

Greek democracy’s gadfly: the journalist who carried the fight to the junta

“A story of many dimensions covering a watershed time in Greek history that is fit for a movie or a television series.” Read full article.

-Alex Economou


Pappas Post | Greece: Looking Back at the Junta Years and Now at Ukraine

May 9, 2022

By James H. Barron | Read the full article