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Sixty years ago, the people of Hungary stood up to Soviet tyranny. In Budapest and throughout the nation, civilians demanded freedom from Soviet oppression and their country's communist government. It was one of the defining moments of the Cold War.

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 constituted the most serious threat to the USSR's hegemony throughout the Cold War years. It is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for autonomy against a ruthless superpower.

Rupert Colley, founder of the bestselling 'History In An Hour' series, recounts the years leading up to the days of October 1956, from the post-First World War years, the Second World War and Nazi Germany's occupation of Hungary, to the post-war Stalinist years. He recounts the days of the uprising from its heroic beginnings to its tragic end; and finishes with an account of the immediate post-revolution years and the subsequent downfall of communism in Hungary in 1989.

Illustrated with over 30 contemporary photographs, The Hungarian Revolution, 1956 provides a perfect introduction to one of the momentous occasions in 20th century history.

About the Author


Rupert Colley was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, he lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, he lived a childhood with a "silver spoon in my mouth" - brought up in a rambling manor house in the beautiful Devon countryside. It's been downhill ever since. He was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then he started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which he sold to HarperCollins UK. Rupert now lives in London with his wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and writes historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery. Historical fiction with heart. You can get 'My Brother the Enemy', set in 1930s and wartime Nazi Germany, for FREE by signing up for Rupert's mailing list at: www.rupertcolley.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781537553825
ISBN-10: 1537553828
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 7th, 2016
Pages: 122
Language: English