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Kevin Andrews received a traveling fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens after graduating from Harvard University in 1947. He lived in Greece most of his life, writing a number of books, including the bestselling Flight of Ikaros.

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Praise for Kevin Andrews and "The Flight of Ikaros""One of the great and lasting books about Greece."Patrick Leigh Fermor"An intense and compelling account of an educated, sensitive archaeologist wandering the back country during the civil war. Half a century on, still one of the best books on Greece as it was before 'development.'""The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands""He also is in love with the countrybut he sees the other side of that dazzling medal or moonIf you want some truth about Greece, here it is."Louis MacNeice, "The Observer""One of the best and most honest books about the modern Greeks."E. R. Dodds"Kevin Andrews experienced the dangers of the countryside during the civil war. "The Flight of Ikaros," the book he produced from his travels, remains not only one of the greatest we have about postwar Greecememorializing a village culture that has almost vanishedbut also one of the most moving accounts I have ever read of people caught up in political turmoil"Flight" was first published in 1959 and last reprinted by Penguin in 1984. For too many years, this rare account has languished out of print.""Wall Street Journal""


Praise for Kevin Andrews and The Flight of Ikaros"One of the great and lasting books about Greece."--Patrick Leigh Fermor"An intense and compelling account of an educated, sensitive archaeologist wandering the back country during the civil war. Half a century on, still one of the best books on Greece as it was before 'development.'"--The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands"He also is in love with the country...but he sees the other side of that dazzling medal or moon...If you want some truth about Greece, here it is."--Louis MacNeice, The Observer"One of the best and most honest books about the modern Greeks."--E. R. Dodds"Kevin Andrews experienced the dangers of the countryside during the civil war. The Flight of Ikaros, the book he produced from his travels, remains not only one of the greatest we have about postwar Greece--memorializing a village culture that has almost vanished--but also one of the most moving accounts I have ever read of people caught up in political turmoil...Flight was first published in 1959 and last reprinted by Penguin in 1984. For too many years, this rare account has languished out of print."--Wall Street Journal

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