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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: 006077262X

ISBN-13: 9780060772628

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Korda

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The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against their country's Communist party and the Soviet occupation forces in the wake of Stalin's death demonstrated to the world at large the failure of Communism. In full view of the Western media-and therefore the world-the Russians were obliged to use force on a vast scale to subdue armed students, factory workers, and intellectuals in the streets of a major European capital. In October 1956, Michael Korda and three fellow Oxford undergraduates traveled to Budapest in a beat-up…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
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.