Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book "America, The Land of My Dreams - The Odyssey of a Greek Immigrant" by Steffanides - 1974



The book "America The Land Of My Dreams - The Odyssey of a Greek Immigrant" by George F. Steffanides was printed in 1974 by The College Press, Lancaster, Massachusetts.


Below you will find Names Mentioned in this book, "About the Author" form the dust jacket, and the Table of Contents.  If you are interested in a copy of this book, it is available through the U.S. Inter-library loan program, you can work with your local library to obtain a copy.


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NAMES MENTIONED IN THE BOOK



Agiakatsikas Eustace Includes Photograph 101, 102, 103, 104 
Athenagoras ? Archbishop 51 
Economides George 90 
Economides Pyrrhos 90, 109 
Efthymiou Basil 109 
Efthymiou Vasilios Reverend 51, 105, 106, 107 
Isakides John 92 
Provas George 90 
Psyras George 55, 56 
Rizos John 90 
Rizos Arthur 90, 131, 132 
Tsoumas George 110, 111 
Yphantes Paul 36 
Zographos Paul 36 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR (as of the printing of this book in 1974)


Professor George F. Steffanides has been teaching Biology at Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, Massachusetts since 1960.  He was born on the isle of Lesbos, Greece, October 22, 1908, and came to America in 1920.  He graduated from Boston English High School at the top of his class in 1929 and otained the Bachelor of Science degree in Botany at the Massachusetts State College at Amherst (now the University of Massachusetts) in 1933.  After a sojourn in Greece, where he studied the culture and history of the Olive Tree, Professor Steffanides matriculated in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, obtaining the Master of Arts degree in Biology in 1935.  During the years 1936-61 he worked as a radio announcer and commentator in Boston, managed the International Importing Company of Boston, and the F. Steffanides Company of Boston, thus coming to appreciate American life in all its phases.  Prof. Steffanides went back to Harvard in 1954, and received the degree of Master of Education in Science in 1956.  Following the receipt of the M. Ed. degree, he taught at Medway High School (Biology) from 1957-60.  He became Assistant Prof. of Biology at Fitchburg Teacher's College in 1960, where he has been teaching ever since.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Dedication
Prologue


I.  First Glimpse of the Promised Land


II.  A Baptism of Fire


III.  What Price Freedom?


IV.  The Ravages of War


V. Farewell to Lesbos


VI.  Under Attic Skies


VII.  On the Trail of Columbus


VIII. Castingari - The Guard House


IX.  Jumping Out of the Melting Pot


X.  Back Into the Melting Pot


XI.  My First Business Venture


XII.  Up and Down the Ghetto Strip


XIII.  Saving A Family Business


XIV.  Highlights of the 1920s


XV.  Highlights of the 1920s (Continued)


XVI.  Choosing A Life-Work


XVII.  Launching A New Business Enterprise


XVIII.  Life Begins at Amherst


XIX.  My First Days at M.A.C.


XX.  The Conflict of Ideas


XXI.  Bridging the Gap Between Science and The Humanities


XXII.  The Pursuit of Learning


XXIII.  Echoes of Vietnam - Nicaragua and Dollar Diplomacy


XXIV.  Echoes of Bigotry and Discrimination


XXV.  The Student Becomes A Teacher


XXVI.  Farewell to Amherst


XXCII.  History Repeats Itself


XXVIII.  The Return of the Native


XXIX.  Life in the City of Wisdom


XXX.  What's the Matter with Modern Greece?


XXXI.  The Real Problems Facing Greece Today


XXXII.  Trials of the Depression


XXXIII.  The Struggle for Modern Greek Studies


XXXIV.  Te Search for a Livelihood


XXXV.  Changing A Career


XXXVI.  The Struggle to Establish a Business


XXXVII.  Who Are The Modern Greeks?


XXXCIII.  The Struggle for Survival Continues


XXXIX.  Launching A New Enterprise


XI.  War Clouds


XLI.  The War Clouds Thicken


XLII.  As The War Clouds Begin to Lift


XLIII.  Return to Harvard


XLIV.  Trials of a Teacher


XLV.  Phasing Out A Family Business


XLVI.  What's the Matter with American Education?


XLVII.  How American Education Went Astray


XLVIII.  The Roots of Our Culture


XLIX.  American Education and the Ph.D. Fetish


L.  The Need for General Education


LI.  World War II Demonstrates the Need for General Education


LII.  The Goals of General Education


LIII.  Methods of Teaching General Education


LIV.  Why General Education Has Not Succeeded


LV.  The Power of Our Communications Media


LVI.  Our Medical Dilemma


LVII.  Humanizing Our Medical Services


LVIII.  Culture and Anarchy


LIX.  Why Pollute the Land of the Gods?


LX.  Survival of Hellenism in America


LXI.  America and Our World Heritage


LXII.  The Scientist's Dodecalogue


LXIII.  The Future of America


Epilogue
Pertinent Bibliography



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