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A New Spartan: Nikos Kokiniakos by Charles Coiro

A New Spartan: Nikos Kokiniakos
By Charles Coiro

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A young Greek boy living in an isolated small village seeks to continue the Spartan way of living and tries to join the army at age 7, the same as the Spartans. His attempt to join is picked up by the newspapers and read by a wealthy Greek man from New York who offers to send him through Military School. Nikos becomes a courier of funds slated for helping the Conservative faction to overthrow the Liberals in Greece. His adventures awaken his understanding in his friendships with men and women.

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(THE STORY BEGINS IN THE EARLY 1900’S JUST BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF THE GRECO-TURKISH WAR)

“Nikos”, he heard his mother calling, “Come quick and see something beautiful”! Nikos had been playing quietly near the tiny spring that fed the well and that seeped into the field his mother had planted. He was actually sent to pull any we...
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