Bridges of Liberty: the American Philhellenic movement in the 18th and 19th Centuries aimed to bring to the surface a chapter in the history of both countries that is nearly forgotten and under-recognized by most people.
The book contains forewords from a group of esteemed individuals that includes Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State and professor of diplomacy and international politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Charles Ries, former Ambassador to Greece and Vice President, International at the Rand Corporation, Gregory Nagy, Director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, the late John S. Bailey, Chancellor of the American College of Greece and Jack Davis, professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and former Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
The book was published in 2008, printed in 1000 copies that have been distributed on a non-profit basis to institutions and libraries in Greece and the United States.
The book reveals the common philosophy that exists in both the United States and Greece– one of freedom, justice, peace, and prosperity– a philosophy that proved strong enough to endure geographical and political barriers and to provide the impetus both countries needed to persist on a joint course towards a better future while constantly enriching the cooperation between the communities of the two countries.
Bridges of Liberty was published with the support and guidance of IKAROS Books.