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  • Agents of Moscowby Martin Mevius

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 194.99 US$ 167.69

    After 1945, state patriotism of communist regimes in Eastern Europe was characterized by the widespread use of national symbols. In communist Hungary the party (MKP) widely celebrated national holidays, national heroes, erected national statues, and employed national street names. Martin Mevius' pioneering study examines the origins of this socialist... more...

  • The 1956 Hungarian Revolutionby Christopher Adam; Tibor Egervari; Leslie Laczko; Judy Young

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    In October 1956, a spontaneous uprising took Hungarian Communist authorities by surprise, prompting Soviet authorities to invade the country. After a few days of violent fighting, the revolt was crushed. In the wake of the event, some 200,000 refugees left Hungary, 35,000 of whom made their way to Canada. This would be the first time Canada would... more...

  • One Day That Shook the Communist Worldby Paul Lendvai; Ann Major

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    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... more...

  • Take Budapestby Kamen Nevenkin

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    October 1944: Soviet troops launched a powerful attack on Budapest from the south, the culmination of a series of military, political, diplomatic and underground moves undertaken by Hitler, Stalin and Churchill since the collapse of the Axis front in the Balkans two months earlier. However, what had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Hungary out... more...

  • Austria in the First Cold War, 1945-55by Dr Gunter Bischof

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 219.00

    At the height of the first Cold War in the early 1950s, the Western powers worried that occupied Austria might become 'Europe's Korea' and feared a Communist takeover. The Soviets exploited their occupation zone for maximum reparations. American economic aid guaranteed Austria's survival and economic reconstruction. Their military assistance turned... more...

  • Good Comrade, Aby Roger Gough

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Few political lives have been as dramatic, or as marked by sudden changes of fortune, as that of Janos Kadar, Hungary's communist leader from 1956 to 1988. A reformist who at first supported Imre Nagy's 1956 attempt to distance his country from Soviet domination, Kadar eventually threw in his lot with the Soviet Union and the repression which followed... more...