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Journey to a Revolution A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution Of 1956

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ISBN-10: 0060772611

ISBN-13: 9780060772611

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Korda

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The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was not just an extraordinary and dramatic event-;perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War-;but, as we can now see fifty years later, a major turning point in history. Here is an eyewitness account, in the tradition of George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia. The spontaneous rising of Hungarian people against the Hungarian communist party and the Soviet forces in Hungary in the wake of Stalin's death, while ending unsuccessfully, demonstrated to the world at large the failure of Communism. The Russians were obliged to use force on a vast scale against armed students, factory workers, and intellectuals in the streets of a major European capital…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Michael Korda was born on October 8, 1933 in London, England. He was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford. While serving in the Royal Air Force, he took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. On its fiftieth anniversary, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He is the former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster. He is also the author of numerous books including Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, and Cat People, co-authored with his wife Margaret.

Preface
The Idol with Feet of Clay
Hungary: The Mythic Nation and the Real One
Hungary and the Cold War
Salami Tactics
"Arise, Magyars!"
"Long Live Free, Democratic, and Independent Hungary!"
Gotterdammerung on the Danube
A Much Fought-Over City
"Slaves We Shall No Longer Be!"
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Photography Credits
Index