Greek Fire: The Story of Maria Callas and Aristole Onassis
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Greek Fire: The Story of Maria Callas and Aristole Onassis

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Packed with newly uncovered secrets, this account of the romance of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis and opera diva Maria Callas reveals their full story. Drawing from the private papers of Callas, the author tracks their relationship, from Onassis's pursuit of Callas throughout Europe to the strange covert courtship conducted prior to his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.
Paperback, 640 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Vision (first published 2000)
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Maria Callas and Aristotele Onassis were the main characters of one of the most famous, passionate and tormented lovestory. He, rich self-made ship-owner with hard work and strong perseverance. Ladies' man and full of fire, he loved enjoying life, alcohol, women, luxury. She, the most famous soprano in the world, the Divine Callas, in her job she put her soul and every strongest feeling. Shy and insecure, when she loves she is a burning fire. After they met, everything set on fire.
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very interesting things I never knew about Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas (whom I had never even heard about prior to this, what? was I living under a rock? I would really like to hear her Medea...)
This was a wonderful, fast moving, exciting book about the tumultuous relationship between Maria Callas (opera star) and Aristotle Onassis (shipping tycoon). Amazing how people can be so very wealthy and so very unhappy.
Riccardo Paterni
Wanted to read this book for some light reading in depth intercultural insights of the characters involved, the author is of Greek origins too and it makes it all even more insightful and culturally intriguing...
Marianne Cohen
Informative. Gossipy. Maria Callas lived a sad and difficult life inspite of her great talent. Aristotle Onassis ended his life sadly in spite of his great wealth. As they say, money can not buy you happiness
Ciara Leahy
Hugely romantic, glitzy tale of one of the big love affairs of the century, how she ended up though is tragic and deserved so much more especially from the man she gave up so much for.
I adored this book, great story, and the writing made you feel like you were right there, living the tragic love story, and it didn't feel like mere 'gossip'.
Loved this book. Maria Callas was such a complex and talented personality. She deserved better from Ari, who was her soulmate!
Gregory Broderick
One of the reasons why the story of Maria Callas will always be compelling.

Nicholas Gage did his homework
Talk about a soap opera! Talk about domestic violence...on both sides! Those crazy kids!
Andrew Singletary
interesting account of the relationship between Callas and Onassis
Excellent. A modern greek tragedy. Passionate and interesting.
Really lengthy and not quite juicy enough...
Nice, fast read
Loved this book.
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Nicholas Gage (born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Νίκος Γκατζογιάννης) is a Greek-American author and investigative journalist.
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