NEW YORK, NY, April 19, 2023 – Greek-American community leaders filled the New York Greek Consulate 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.
The Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou and his wife Myrsini welcomed the many community leaders in attendance. They included: those featured in the book, such as John (and Margo) Catsimatidis, Philip Christopher, Nicholas Gage, Paulette Poulos and Athan Stephanopoulos; representing Archbishop Elpidophoros, Archdiocese Chancellor Father Nektarios Papazafiropoulos, Leadership 100 Chairman Jim Logothetis, AHEPA Board Chair Nick Karacostas, PSEKA Alternate President Tasos(and Sharon) Zambas; Archon National Council Member Peter (and brother Michael) Kakoyiannis and fellow Archons John Louizos, Markos Marinakis, and Stavro Soussou, Capital Link President Nicolas Bornozis; Tsakos Energy Navigation CIO Dimitris Bertolis; Chairman of the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade John Vasiliou; National Herald Editor Vanessa Diamataris, GAEIS Board Chair Stelios Taketzis; Alma Bank Senior Advisor Nancy Papaioannou and Red Apple Group Senior VP Eftihia Pylarinou Piper.
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.”