GREECE: The Red Boss's Wife

GREECE The Red Boss's Wife It was a case of free love at first sight when Comrades Niko Zachariades and Roula Koukoula looked one another over that summer day in Athens in 1945. Roula, dark-eyed and bosomy, already had a husband, having as a village schoolgirl run off with a Communist schoolteacher 14 years her senior. Niko, who had just arrived home from three years in Dachau, already had a Czech wife and a son. But such encumbrances can be voided when a girl Communist is ambitious, or when the man is Niko Zachariades, Communist boss in Greece and special...

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