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This is the story of Mesologi, Greece and the siege that would yield a rich history, not only for the Greeks but also for the Turks, during the entire period of this great fight.

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death, a new book by Dimitrios Magdalinos, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In April 1821, the sultan, Ali Passas, attempts to transport all of Greece’s money to Konstantinoupolis (now Istanbul). Dimitrios Makris, under the wishes of Mesologi’s Anastasios Palamas, raids the transporters in the Black Eye Mountain and kills all but one of them, left to send a message to Ali Passas: “the new generation will fight to the death.”

After killing five hundred Turks, including Moustafa Beis, son of Ali. Passas, the Mesologians celebrate the warriors of Mesologi. Peloponissos is proud of them, while Ali Passas is infuriated by the death of his son. He sends Omer Bryonis, with twelve thousand soldiers, in January 1822. Omer Bryonis and his men meet the heroic Meslogians on their own turf for a clash of the powers, led by two hundred horsemen.

Born in Mesologgi, Greece, Dimitrios Magdalinos was an excellent student. His dream was to become a teacher or enter into the military to serve and protect. Unfortunately, his father became ill, and Dimitrios became the provider for his family, foregoing his dreams in favor of a life serving others.

Freedom or Death is a 84-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-8040-3. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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