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Journey to a Revolutionof 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 to restore the Hungarian communist party to power For two weeks students women and teenagers fought tanks in the streets of Budapest in full view of the Western media—and therefore the world—and for a time they actually won deeply humiliating the men who succeeded Stalin The Russians eventually managed to extinguish the revolution with brute force and overwhelming numbers but never again would they attempt to use military force on a large scale to suppress dissent in their Eastern European empireTold with brilliant detail suspense occasional humor and sustained anger Journey to a Revolution is at once history and a compelling memoir—the amazing stor.

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Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Ë ❴Read❵ ➵ Journey to a Revolution Author Michael Korda – Connecfloor.co.uk 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 turRead Journey to a Revolution Author Michael Korda Connecfloor.co.uk 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 poi The Hungarian Revolution of 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 CataloniaThe 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 Journey to PDF or.

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Y of four young Oxford undergraduates including the author who took off for Budapest in a beat up old Volkswagen convertible in October to bring badly needed medicine to Budapest hospitals and to participate at street level in one of the great battles of postwar history Michael Korda paints a vivid and richly detailed picture of the events and the people; explores such major issues as the extent to which the British and American intelligence services were involved in the uprising making the Hungarians feel they could expect military support from the West; and describes day by day the course of the revolution from its heroic beginnings to the sad martyrdom of its endJourney to a Revolution delivers a harrowing and horrifying tale told in spare and poignant prose—sometimes bitter sometimes ironic always powerful Kirkus Reviews starred.

Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 is an English born writer and novelist who was editor in Chief of Simon Schuster in New York City.

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  • Geza Tatrallyay

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionAs someone who lived through the Hungarian Revolution as a child and wrote a book about it FOR THE CHILDREN I found this to be an excellent read What made it special was the personal nature of the writing and the little vignettes Korda went to Hungary at the time of the Rev


  • James

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionFor those who survived life goes on and even looking back in time for those of us who were there the events of October and November 1956 seem remote now something out of another age p 205 M


  • Carol Tensen

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionMichael Korda's Journey to a Revolution A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 is history than memoir The first hundred or so pages are very informative though not the most pleasurable reading Once the memoir part kicks in the dryness abates In my favorite part he writes about meeting Graham Greene a family friend for advice before he drives into Hungary Korda is given a phone number to call if he finds himself in dire straits As he is about to pocket it Greene a


  • Suzanne

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionI got this book from my sister for Christmas and just finished reading it I loved it It was so interesting and helpful to better understand the history of CentralEastern Europe and the importance of the events that took place in 1956 Of course my grandfather was Hungarian and I have visited the country so I have a special interest in the place and the people


  • Richard1955

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionThis is the third book I've read by Michael Korda The first two were his joint biography of his famous father and uncles Charmed Lives and his account of the history of the best seller list His writing style is uite fluid personal often humorous very easy This book is a light account of the place of the 1956 Hungarian revolution in history its causes and aftermath his 22 year old Oxford joinder in the latter half of those events by bringing medical supplies to Budapest his journey there and back Korda's account has great charm as memoir he's personal warm o


  • Madeline

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionThe writing and historical sections were fine but the amount that Korda brought himself into the narrative outside of events he actually witnessed and thus could accurately describe was so annoying Korda grew up as and still is I assume a wealthy member of the British elite and he writes like it He constantly brought up his famous father or uncle or their friendship with Graham Greene and how that helped pave his way to safety during their stupid trip to the Hungarian Revolution There was no thought to the privilege afforded to him It's all very flippant and careless I also think Korda's own involvement was absolutely stupid I hate how wealthy men in the 20th century and maybe still today I don't know felt they needed a taste of adventure and thus went off to wars and conflicts that had nothing to do with them Spanish Civil War and I guess The Hungarian Revolution It's none of your business and why go around throwing away money and giving people false hope of Western European


  • Isla McKetta

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionThe concept of revolution tourism is not entirely new to me but it still seems like a bad idea This book was a good primer on recent ish history of Hungary and about 100 pages in when Korda's memoir bit cuts in the book starts to feel like a lark An enjoyable one but perhaps one that sets a bad precedent Still a decent read in these times


  • Ken

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionAs breezy as it is insightful this memoirhistory is an excellent introduction to the '56 Hungarian uprising and what led up to it Having recently returned from Budapest this was a most enjoyable book


  • Tom

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionA nice combination of just enough history and memoir The author’s Hungarian roots and his understanding of Hungarian culture help put the story of the 1956 revolution in context I’ve read several books on this topic over the years and would place this one among the best


  • Tamula

    Journey to a Revolution Free download ¼ 104 Journey to a RevolutionI started reading this book before my trip to Hungary and finished it on the last day It was just the right combination of history eyewitness account with a bit of self deprecating humor