Aristotle Onassis. The man. The legend. Much has been written about him, but now, for the first time in English, Paul J. Ioannidis, one of his most trusted business advisers, reveals information about him and his family that has never been published. <br><br>With documents and photos, Ioannidis’s memoir, “DESTINY PREVAILS: My life with Aristotle, Alexander, Christina Onassis and her daughter, Athina,” tells the tragic saga of the Onassis family. For nearly half a century, Ioannidis, who served as director of the Onassis-owned Olympic Airways and as one of the founding board members, of the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, shared a special relationship with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and his children, Alexander and Christina. <br><br>In his 492-page memoir, Ioannidis describes what it was like to be so close to the Onassis family and witness how Onassis built his shipping and aviation empire. He is there when Onassis enters his dying son’s room; he’s at the cockpit controls when Onassis takes a private flight to Crete with opera singer Maria Callas and he watches the strain between Onassis’ wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Onassis’ daughter Christina, over the terms of Aristotle’s will. And after Christina’s untimely death at the age of 37, he is the one to fly to Argentina to bring her body back to Skorpios, the family island, for burial. <br><br>Ioannidis’ story, which also relays his own experiences as a resistance fighter against the Nazis, unfolds accompanied by dozens of photographs, intimate details and documentary evidence, including a photo of Onassis’ handwritten will, a note from Maria to Aristotle and a thank-you letter from Jackie Kennedy to Onassis.