"A vivid picture of the German occupier's mind and actions ... Mazower's arguments are always fair." -- Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Fascinating ... [Mazower] succeeds in getting under the skin of the occupation ... [This book] conjures up, in vivid detail, life under an occupation that had shattered old certainties and replaced them with painful choices, cynical compromises, and hopes undercut by the daily death toll." -- Mark Almond, The Times
"Mazower's elegant prose and meticulous eye for detail cut to the heart of the nature and effects of the occupation on Greek society and political life ... With its rich historical detail, vivid accounts, its sheer scope and perceptiveness, it is a must for the professional historian and an eye-opener for the interested general reader." -- Spyros Economides, The European
"This is the first thorough account in English of almost every aspect of life in Axis-occupied Greece. It draws on a mass of material, including Greek wartime newspapers and German military archives. All of this is absorbed into a highly readable narrative and illustrated with sometimes heartbreaking contemporary photographs." -- Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph
"[A] sensitive, illuminating and richly textured account of painful, complex experience."
Richard Overy, Observer -- Richard Overy, Observer
About the Author
Mark Mazower is professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of Dark Continent.