The Sacrifice




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/24/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9780595093861

About the Book

The Sacrifice is the immigrants' American Dream/American Nightmare story of a Greek American dynasty.

Bootblack to Bootlegger to Billionaire, patriarch Dmitri Mitsidis is never far from his humble origins as a boy off the island of Skryos who ended up on the streets of New York

After surviving a padrone's cruelty, and teaching himself how to read by begging the men whose boots he shone to teach him new words, Mitsidis' chance came during Prohibition. Through a family network of Rum Runners and distributors spanning several continents, he created a huge liquor conglomerate after Repeal.

But he paid the price in heartbreak, sacrificing those dearest to him in episodes of betrayal and bloodshed. Greek Americans continue to praise the author for writing "their stories".

About the Author

Pamela Ferguson's background as an investigative journalist in London combined with her experiences on the Greek Islands, and in the Greek neighborhoods of New York, prompted her to write The Sacrifice. Now based in Austin, Texas, she has published eight books, and travels internationally to teach Zen Shiatsu.