Journey to a Revolution (Heftet)

A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2007
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780060772628
Kategori: Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Journey to a Revolution
"Journey to a Revolution" is at once a history and a compelling memoir, the story of four twenty-four year old Oxford undergraduates who took off for Budapest in a beat-up old Volkswagon convertible in October 1956, to bring badly needed medicine to the Budapest hospitals and to participate, at street level, in one of the great, heroic battes of post-war history. Korda paints a vivid and richly detailed picture of the events and the people, explores such major questions as the extent to which the British and the American intelligence services were involved in the uprising and made 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 end.

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