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About the author:
George I. Roukas was born on 23rd of April 1942 in Volos, Greece. He studied Mechanical Engineer for Merchant Navy and had a specialization in Sales.
He was the General Manager of TSEKOURAS s.a. and MAGIRUS DEUTZ HELLAS s.a. units in Thessaloniki for over fifteen years. The last and main part of his career was in the Insurance domain. He established his own Insurance Consultancy Office, in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece, with expertise on the fields of Insurance Consultancy, General Insurances, Loss Adjusting - Claims Handling, Risk Inspection, Risk Management and Evaluation of Fixed Assets.
He lives in Thessaloniki since 1958. He is married to Kerasia Frida-Roukas, jurist. They have a son named Ioannis, economist, managing partner of "ZKP CONSULTANTS Ltd".
You can contact him via his agent and producer Sissy Sigioultzi-Roukas.
ORTHOPETALIA: The Wheel of My Life
Greece 1942-2012: A Journey Back in Time
George I. Roukas
Orthopetalia is the action with which a cyclist stands up while pedaling, eg when she/he has to climb a steep climb. This book is an enjoyable journey, sometimes touching and others humorous, in Greece of the last seventy years. George Roukas gives us his autobiography in his own realistic way. The narration is taking us through the picturesque lanes of many Greek cities that decisively influenced his wheel of life from birth to maturity. His great landmarks, among many, are Volos, Nigrita, Drama, Serres, Thessaloniki and Athens, as these beloved Greek places shaped his dreams, choices, memories and ultimately the purpose of his life.
The reference in those years is like a tribute to Greek tradition, a reminiscence of lifestyle, manners and customs of the past. The narration is going through school years, behaviors, attitudes of teachers, education in general, platonic romances, the economic, political, agricultural life of those days and the Greek way of life in general. Through the pages of this interesting book are emerging memories which have their vivid mark on all of us.
At the same time, George Roukas, in his own personal way, is trying to protest on the current affairs that haunt his country. All references in views and positions of distinguished personalities (professors, writers, authors, artists, etc.) are given in order to strengthen the memory and aims of the protest. The content of the book includes strictly, biographical information and a recollection of rare personal photos of the author.
- Publication Date:
- 1490923691 / 9781490923697
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Greek, Modern (1453-)
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs