Remember Hungary in 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and Wars of Independence in American Memory


About the Author:
Tibor Glant is associate professor and chair of the North American Department at the University of Debrecen, Hungary

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
$50.00 price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $19.35   
  • New (2) from $41.74   
  • Used (3) from $19.35   
Sending request ...


About the Author:
Tibor Glant is associate professor and chair of the North American Department at the University of Debrecen, Hungary

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880336161
  • Publisher: East European Monographs
  • Publication date: 11/29/2007
  • Series: East European Monograph Ser.
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tibor Glant is Professor of History at Debrecen University.

East European Monographs

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction   Istvan Deak     xvii
Revolutionary Traditions in Hungary     xvii
The New York Times and the Memory of the 1956 Revolution     1
Introduction     1
Overview: The Changing Tone and Attitude of the Times     2
Memory     5
Specials from Hungary: Country Profiles     17
Political Coverage     23
Editorials and Letters to the Editor     33
Human Interest Stories and Cardinal Mindszenty     39
Obituaries, Reviews, and Political Advertisements     42
Choice of Words     46
Notes     50
Diplomatic Memoirs     67
Introduction     67
Martin J. Hillenbrand     68
Alfred Puhan     72
Philip M. Kaiser     75
Robie Marcus Hooker Palmer     79
Conclusion     82
Notes     84
American College History Textbooks on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956: (A Selective, Preliminary Overview)     87
Introduction     87
Western Civilization Textbooks     88
Textbooks on Twentieth Century World History     93
Textbooks on European History in the Twentieth Century     97
Russian and Soviet History Textbooks     103
Textbooks on American Foreign Policy in the Cold War     107
Eastern European History Textbooks     112
Conclusions     120
Notes     121
Registers of Remembrance in English Prose: What the North American Reader is Confronted with (A Brief Overview)     125
Introduction     125
Hungarian Freedom Fighter Accounts     126
American Journalists in Hungary     127
Personal Narratives: Family Histories     132
Novels     135
Crime Fiction     139
Juvenile Literature     140
Conclusion     141
Notes     141
Vice President Nixon's Refugee Fact-Finding Trip to Austria in December 1956 in American Memory     147
Introduction     147
The Announcement     148
Preparations     149
The Traveling Party     150
Changes in the Program     150
American Refugee Relief     152
Diplomatic Concerns     154
Refugee Opinions     156
Relief Agencies in the Field     160
Public Relations      161
Post-Trip Public Appearances     164
Nixon's Final Report     168
Disengagement and Fallout     173
The Memory and the Painting     176
Notes     181
Appendix     189
The 50th Anniversary Commemorations   Peter Pastor     189
Academic Activities     191
Commemorations of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution   Mark Kramer     191
Hungarian Revolution Commemorated at Indiana University   Shannon McEnerney     195
Traveling Scholars     196
Fifty Years' Perspective on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956     198
The Hungarian Cultural Center     199
Billboard Photo on Broadway     200
Billboard Photo on Broadway     201
Billboard Photos on Broadway     202
Governmental Proclamations     203
United States Congress Resolution on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution     203
White House Issues Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution   George W. Bush     206
The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States of America   Laszlo Solyom     207
State of New York   George E. Pataki      208
Office of the Mayor City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg     210
Activities by the Hungarian-American Communities     213
West Coast     213
Los Angeles: 1956-Related Activities and Events   Antal Bejczy     213
Memorial Statue with the Mythical Turul Bird$dPhoto     216
Memorial Statue of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution$dPhoto     217
Ceremony at the Memorial Statue on October 22, 2006$dPhoto     218
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger     219
The White House   George W. Bush     220
Los Angeles County Pays Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution$dAmerican Hungarian Journal     220
Highlights of Former Congressman Ernie Konnyu's Speech Commemorating 1956     222
Gloria Victis Statue by Olga Rozsa$dPhoto     225
San Francisco and Seattle: 1956-Related Activities and Events   Antal Bejczy     225
East Coast
Failed Illusions-Presentation of Professor Charles Gati's New Book on the 1956 Revolution$dEmbassy of Hungary     227
Andrew Vajna's Children of Glory [Szabadsag, szerelem] Premiers in the U.S.     228
Guest List for the Children of Glory Screening and Dinner at the White House     229
New York's Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution      231
Ferenc Daday, Vice President Nixon Visits Andau$dpainting     233
Screening at the White House$dPhoto     234
President George W. Bush with Eva Szorenyi$dPhoto     235
Name Index     237
About the Authors     247
Books Published$dCHSP     248
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)