Journey to a Revolution : A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (Paperback)

Author: Korda, Michael

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"First rate. Michael Korda is superb in recalling the brutal reality of the Hungarian Revolution, as well as his own unlikely adventures as an eyewitness."--David McCullough.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060772628
SKU 204173688
Format Paperback
ISBN10 006077262X
Release Date 9/1/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"[A]n engrossing and moving memoir."
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Editors Note 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 Volkswagen to bring badly needed medicine to the hospitals—and to participate, at street level, in one of the great battles of the postwar era. Journey to a Revolution is at once history and a compelling memoir—the author's riveting account of the course of the revolution, from its heroic beginnings to the sad martyrdom of its end.
Editors Note 1 An eyewitness testimony on the Hungarian Revolution identifies the event as a turning point in Cold War history and is remembered through the experiences of four Oxford students who set out in a run-down Volkswagen to bring badly needed medicine to Budapest hospitals. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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