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Extraordinary Greek People Book Signing at Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – 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 the book, author Andy Manatos is joined by 60 of the most successful Hellenes, 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 Ambassador of Greece to the United States 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.

‘The Extraordinary Greek People’ author and Washington OXI Day Foundation Founder and President Andy Manatos. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)

Also present were former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Ambassador of Australia to the U.S. Arthur Sinodinos, former U.S. 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, former Chief Speechwriter for President Clinton Paul Glastris, former President of American University Neil Kerwin, and American Hellenic Institute President Nick Larigakis, among others.

Left to right: Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Andy Manatos, and AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)
Andy Manatos and former White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)
Let to right: Mike Manatos, Congressman Chris Pappas, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)
Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou with Sienna Manatos, who introduced the author and her pappou, Andy Manatos. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)
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. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)

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.”

The book is available for purchase, with a contribution to the not-for-profit Washington OXI Day Foundation, online: https://amzn.to/3DpbpmJ.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece Tom Miller and Bonnie Miller, Andy Manatos, Charis Lapas. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)
Left to right: Andy Manatos, Secretary Alex Azar, and Federal Judge Gregory Katsas. (Photo: Courtesy of the Washington OXI Day Foundation)

More photos from the book signing are also available online: https://bit.ly/3WGX5N2.

Learn more about the Washington OXI Day Foundation here: https://oxidayfoundation.org.

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