Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America

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What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles?

Dandelions for Dinner presents a memoir set in the sleepy town of Gargaliani, Greece, spanning the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. Told through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy, it is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war, and unjust loss. It is also an uplifting story of how in the midst of calamity, survival is possible by using your head, taking your hits, and maintaining an undying faith.

Though it is the tale of a family that is by all standards poor, Dandelions for Dinner demonstrates just how rich the poor can be when they have hope, faith, and love for one another-when they maintain the lessons of their parents and forefathers, nurture a love of education, and never let up on their hope for freedom. This memoir is, above all, a story about the importance of America-not only for those who live there, but also for all those who reside in the dark corners of faraway lands and dream of a better life.

Over the course of their life together, any family will most assuredly experience both want and plenty, suffering and joy. Dandelions for Dinner is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

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Peter Stamatis was born in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1990 and from law school in 1993. Since then, he has worked as a trial attorney in Chicago and since 1996, has run his own law firm, Law Offices of Peter S. Stamatis, which specializes in complex litigation and appeals.  Peter is a featured opinion writer for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin newspaper.  He also serves as a Master of the Bench in the Chicago Inn of Court and is the current the vice -president of the Chicago Hellenic Bar Association.  Peter lives in Chicago's northern suburbs with his wife and children. 
 
Sam Stamatis was born in Gargaliani, Greece in 1933.  He came to the United States in 1946 and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering.  Sam spent his career working as an electrical engineer.  Sam retired in 2000 and shortly thereafter, began working on this book.  Sam and his wife just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  He has three children and eight grandchildren. 

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