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enthralling years during the reign of the ex king of Egypt,
Farouk, along with a then powerful Greek community. A mosaic
of events, developments, personal stories; and of risk,
success, happiness and misery –all resulting tragically
in the return of Greek misfortune, a poor Greece albeit with
dynamism and prospects for the future. From New York to
Alexandria; and from Beirut to Belgrade, the Emirates and
Athens, George Leonardos takes us to a world that exists
around us, creates, fights, falls in love and mourns.
tour of both wartime and post-war Alexandria,with its fleeting
love affairs and adventuresome enterprises from the
description of which emerges a mulch-racial, mulch-cultural
and cosmopolitan city that had no cause for envy of large
European and American centers.
from this dream city emerges a genuine love between two
children, to whom Lady Luck granted many joys and great
Alexandria Rhapsody” synthesizes a fascinating novel
that combines the story-telling skills of an expert insightful
historiographer, an analyst of social situations and personal
blind alleys. An album of bitter memories of a Hellenism that
no longer exists, and of perceptions and attitudes of a
society with far-reaching goals and an international
perhaps the most mature book ever by...