Friday, December 10, 2010

CONSUL GENERAL GEORGE HORTON

Dear HEC members and Friends,


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Line Another Helen (English Language)

Authored by George Horton
When George Horton, Consul General of the USA, wrote the book Like Another Helen in 1901, it became an overnight best seller in America. In addition to the classic by now Blight of Asia, Horton wrote another 20 books mainly about Greece. Horton represented the United States as Consul General to Greece for almost 30 years from 1893-1924 and he was an eye witness to the destruction of Smyrna by the Turks on September 13, 1922. In 1907, he visited 47 American cities lecturing in support of the discriminated Greek immigrants (The Greeks of Today-1907). The novel, Like Another Helen, is based on facts taken from the third Cretan revolution (1866-1869) against the Ottoman Turks. Upon reading this book, one is reminded of the classic book by Nikos Kazantzakis, Capitan Michalis. When Like Another Helen was published in the US in 1901, it became an overnight best seller.

Like Another Helen is a must for every Greek and especially for Cretans and every serious researcher of the Cretan Revolutions.

https://www.createspace.com/3462295 (For U.S.A./Canada/ Australia orders)

Anamniseis (Greek Language)

Authored by George Horton

This is a Greek translation of Recollections Gray and Gay. It describes the period of Mr. Horton's services as a US Consul in Greece. It starts in 1893 up to 1924 and describes his 30 years representation of United States in Athens, Smyrna, Thessaloniki,Smyrna, and Budapest. Into this book you can read his love towards Hellenism starting with his first view, from the arriving steamer, of Parthenon. Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC) re-published this book in 2007. The publishing was financed by AHEPA-Athens HJ-1 Translated by: Professor Athanasios Episcopos, Professor Konstantinos Katsifarakis, Mr. Kimis Kryonas

www.createspace.com/3462558 (For U.S.A./ Canada/ Australia orders)

Recollections Grave and Gay (English Language)
Authored by George Horton,

The book describes the period of Mr. Horton's services as a US Consul in Greece. It starts in 1893 up to 1924 and describes his 30 years representation of United States in Athens, Smyrna, Thessaloniki, Smyrna, and Budapest. Into this book you can read his love towards Hellenism starting with his first view, from the arriving steamer, of Parthenon. Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC) re-published this book in 2007. The publishing was financed by AHEPA-Athens HJ-1

www.createspace.com/3448402 (For U.S.A./Canada/ Australia orders)

The Greeks of Today 1907 (English & Greek Language)
Authored by George Horton

In 1907 General Consul George Horton visited 47 US cities, giving lectures to help the Greeks who were suffering from discrimination. His tour was under the auspices of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. The publishing was funded by the PanMacedonian Studies Center - USA.

www.createspace.com/3435815 (For U.S.A./Canada/Australia orders)

Evangelos Rigos for the
HEC EXECUTIVE COUNCIL