Robert Whitcomb Review: Greek Fire

Journalist and lawyer James H. Barron, of Newton, Mass., has written an exciting, deeply researched tale of international and national corruption and intrigue in this biography of a Greek man whose life story reads like one of the most exciting and mysterious of the 20th Century. 

The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate adds to the record of corruption of Richard Nixon, though his regime never reached the toxicity of the current orange cloud that threatens to stifle American democracy. 

The title refers to how the nasty Greek junta in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s sent money into Nixon’s campaign coffers in payment for its support of that often brutal dictatorship. The enigmatic Mr. Demetracopoulos (1928-2016), a resistance fighter against the Nazis, a journalist, Wall Street consultant, pro-democracy activist and God know what else (some alleged he was a spy), lived a turbulent life at the center of some of the 20th.