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.
NAMES MENTIONED IN THE BOOK
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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