Extraordinary Greek People Book Signing at Embassy of Greece

The Extraordinary Greek People author and Washington Oxi Day Foundation Founder & President Andy Manatos

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2023 – Over 90 people packed the Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC to celebrate the release of the book, “The Extraordinary Greek People:  Their Remarkable Achievements and Philosophy for Living from Ancient Times to Today.”

In this book, author Andy Manatos is joined by 60 of the most successful Hellenes (list above), led by the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, who submitted personal essays reflecting on how Hellenism has impacted their success.

(L-R) former Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Andy Manatos, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas
(L-R) The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, Lynn Glasser, Andy Manatos, Washington Monthly Editor Paul Glastris

The Ambassador of Greece to the US Alexandra Papadopoulou welcomed Members of Congress, Administration officials, Ambassadors and many community leaders in attendance, including: those featured in the book, such as Congressmen John Sarbanes and Chris Pappas; New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker, with wife Susan Glasser of The New Yorker; AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas and Chef Maria Loi.

(L-R) Mike Manatos, Congressman Chris Pappas, Congressman John Sarbanes, Ambassador of Greece to the US Alexandra Papadopoulou
Ambassador Papadopoulou with Sienna Manatos, who introduced author and her papou, Andy Manatos

Others attending included: former Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar; Ambassador of Australia to the US Arthur Sinodinos and former US Ambassador to Greece Tom Miller; both of our community’s federal judges Gregory Katsas (former Deputy Counsel to the President) and Eleni Roumel (former Deputy Counsel to the Vice President); former White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios and former Chief Speechwriter for President Clinton Paul Glastris; former President of American University Neil Kerwin and American Hellenic Institute President Nick Larigakis, among others.

Former US Ambassador to Greece Tom Miller and Bonnie Miller, Andy Manatos, Charis Lapas

This book is “not only a story of the past, but also of the present – from the Golden Age of Greece to today. Filled with little known historical facts about Hellenism and the Greek people, anecdotes of what it means to be a Hellene, and an exploration of the unique Greek word `philotimo,’ or love of honor, that runs deep within every Hellene’s psyche.”

Former American University President Neil Kerwin and Ann Kerwin
(L-R) Andy Manatos, Secretary Alex Azar, Federal Judge Gregory Katsas

To purchase the book, with a contribution to the not-for-profit Washington Oxi Day Foundation, you can do so through this link.

To see more pictures from the book signing, click here.

Andy Manatos and former White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios
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