Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.28 X 7.92 X 0.78 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307277954

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About the Author
Victor Sebestyen was born in Budapest and was an infant when his family left Hungary. As a journalist, he has worked on numerous British newspapers: he reported widely from Eastern Europe when Communism collapsed in 1989, and covered the war in the former Yugoslavia. At the London Evening Standard he was foreign editor, media editor, and chief lead writer. He writes frequently for The Times and The New Statesman.
Reviews
"This is a vivid, heartbreaking account of the brutal crushing of the first armed insurrection against Soviet occupation. Twelve Days is essential reading for understanding the great risks people will take for freedom."

-Kati Marton, author of The Great Escape: Nine Hungarians Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

"On the anniversary of 1956, wielding a vast array of newly released archives and completely new eyewitness testimony, Victor Sebestyen has written a magisterial but also totally gripping and fresh account of the noble, violent, and doomed Hungarian revolution: a tale of murder and battles on the streets of Budapest and in the dungeons of the KGB, and of high-level intrigue from the White House to the Kremlin. Above all, it is a story of courage and decency among ordinary Hungarians. The result is a tour de force."

-Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar