Elias Kulukundis’s new book “Bold Coasts – Life in a Greek shipping family” recounts the author’s adventurous, passionate and sometimes heart-breaking life in a way that will affect every reader. At the same time, it opens a window into the closed world of Greek shipping and chronicles the fortunes of one of the oldest Greek shipping families through three generations.
The book dramatizes the writer’s transition from a political activist who organized the escape of a minister interred by the Junta of the 1960’s, to a shipping financier and family man who made headlines with a tanker investment in 1999.
With a wryly humorous writing style that Basic Books has described as “the best of mid-century noir,” he describes his passionate, adventurous, and at times heartbreaking, life in a way that should affect every reader.
Bold Coasts opens a view into the closed world of Greek shipping and chronicles the fortunes of one of the oldest Greek shipping families through three generations.
«This book sheds more light on the world of Greek shipping than any other» Maria Karavia
«This is one of the best books I have ever read» John Chapple, Publisher Lycabettus Press
«Greece’s most unconventional shipowner, Kulukundis recounts his personal life and that of his family, one of Greece’s foremost shipping clans […] and goes far beyond telling a conventional shipping tale. He grapples with much more fundamental questions directly resulting from his maritime heritage. What does it mean to be born into wealth? How do Greek shipowners look at their country, and how do other Greeks look at them? What does it mean to be Greek when you are growing up an ocean apart from your country of origin? » – Harry Papachristou, Trade Winds
“This is an important autobiographical book which opens a window onto the closed world of Greek shipping through one of the most important shipowning families of Greece” – Naftika Chronika
no of pages: 246