THE ANGLO-HELLENIC review - Autumn 1998
"Professor Vatikiotis" closely researched study of Metaxas seems likely to become the standard work on this highly controversial personality in Greek politics.
The Hellenic Journal - USA
"Drawing heavily on origional Greek sources, the book makes extensive use of Metaxas" diary, his correspondence, and the evidence of his close friends. As a result of his wartime leadership of the resistance, the author concludes, Metaxas must enter Greek history as a respected if unloved figure."
CHOICE - Sept 1998 - reviewed By EN Borza - Penn State University
"The book is a sensitive, balanced insight into the 20th-century social and political forces that have confused most foreigners and even a few Greeks."
The Spectator, 4/4/98
"Professor Vatikiotis ... was an original perceptive, witty and often unorthodox interpreter of the political history of modern Greece. This last work on Greece as a "popular autocracy" is no exception.