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One day that shook the Communist world : the 1956 Hungarian uprising and its legacy

Author: Paul Lendvai
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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On October 23, 1956, a popular uprising against Soviet rule swept through Hungary like a force of nature, only to be mercilessly crushed by Soviet tanks twelve days later. Only now, fifty years after those harrowing events, can the full story be told. This book is a powerful eyewitness account and a gripping history of the uprising in Hungary that heralded the future liberation of Eastern Europe. Paul Lendvai was a  Read more...
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Lendvai, Paul, 1929-
One day that shook the Communist world.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007026864
(OCoLC)147988596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lendvai
ISBN: 9781400837649 1400837642
OCLC Number: 705945738
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A day that shook the Communist world --
The road to revolution --
A night of cataclysmic decisions --
The legend of the corvinists --
Wrestling for the soul of Imre Nagy --
Deadlocked --
A turnaround with a question mark --
The general, the colonel, and the adjutant --
The dams are breaking --
The condottiere, the "Uncle," and the romantics --
Decision in the Kremlin: the end of patience --
Double dive into darkness --
The puppeteers and the Kádár Enigma --
Operation whirlwind and Kádár phantom government --
The Yugoslav-Soviet conspiracy --
The second revolution --
The moral bankruptcy of the U.S. liberation theory --
Worldwide reactions --
The barbarous vendetta of the victors --
1956-1989: victory in defeat?
Other Titles: Ungarnaufstand 1956.
1956 Hungarian uprising and its legacy
Responsibility: Paul Lendvai ; translated by Ann Major.
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