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A good comrade : János Kádár, communism and Hungary

Author: Roger Gough
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traitor and reformer, persecutor and victim - Janos Kadar, Hungary's Communist leader from 1956 to 1988, had one of the most dramatic and influential political careers of the twentieth century. From poverty to power and then from prison back to power, Kadar played a leading role in both the rise and the ultimate collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe." "In the first English biography of Kadar since his death,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gough, Roger.
Good comrade.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2006
(OCoLC)607799557
Named Person: János Kádár; János Kádár
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Gough
ISBN: 9781845110581 1845110587
OCLC Number: 60838352
Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 'We are not beggars' --
Becoming Comrade Kadar --
Salami --
'You're the enemy's man' --
Full circle --
The apparat's pin-up --
Our glorious uprising --
Whirlwind --
The maggots of counter-revolution --
Foundations --
Khrushchev's apprentice --
Goulash --
1968: 'But you know them, don't you?' --
Crisis of confidence --
A worker's state --
Mitteleuropa man --
Credit crunch --
Limits --
'The brutuses showed up' --
Ghosts.
Responsibility: Roger Gough.

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Few political lives have been as dramatic, or as marked by sudden changes of fortune, as that of Janos Kadar, Hungary's communist leader from 1956 to 1988. This book paints a vivid picture of Kadar's  Read more...

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