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The Arecibo Antenna on Audible


On May 20th, 1941, German troops invade Crete. A boy runs for cover — his first escape, in a series of encounters with destiny …

Helias Doundoulakis was only two years old when his family moved from America to the Greek island of Crete. He was twenty-two when the war ended in 1945, during which time he was transformed from resistance fighter to soldier in the American Army. Due to his experience with the SOE and fluency in Greek, English and German, he was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (the OSS). This would be his life-changing moment.

In his gripping and eye-opening memoir, he looks back to his training in one of the key intelligence agencies of the war, his experience in espionage in Salonica, Greece, and his remarkable metamorphosis from boy to man, man to soldier and from soldier to spy.

Read his unforgettable, riveting account, and learn about the Game of Life.



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