Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

by Charles Gati
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804756066

ISBN-13: 9780804756068

Pub. Date: 08/22/2006

Publisher: Stanford University Press

A brisk and nuanced new look at a key event of the Cold War, Failed Illusions fundamentally modifies our picture of what happened during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Based on extensive archival research, including the CIA's operational files declassified for this book, and hundreds of interviews with participants in Budapest, Moscow, and Washington, Failed Illusions

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A brisk and nuanced new look at a key event of the Cold War, Failed Illusions fundamentally modifies our picture of what happened during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Based on extensive archival research, including the CIA's operational files declassified for this book, and hundreds of interviews with participants in Budapest, Moscow, and Washington, Failed Illusions also offers a few poignant personal observations by the author, who was a young reporter in Budapest in 1956.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804756068
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Series:
Cold War International History Project Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
737,688
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface     xi
Preface to the Paperback Edition     xvii
Introduction to the Argument     1
The Inadvertent Revolutionary     23
Washington and Budapest before the Explosion     69
Moscow and Budapest before the Explosion     113
The Revolt That Failed     141
The Revolt That Did Not Have to Fail     205
Epilogue: Memories Repressed and Recovered     223
Acknowledgments     239
Selected Bibliography     243
Index     253

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