Seven Days and Seven Nights

Seven Days and Seven Nights

by Alexander Szegedy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595268719
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/11/2003
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: the Fat Bankerxi
1Gathering Storm1
2The End of Innocence15
3The Battle of Budapest35
4You Can't Go Home Again49
5Experimenting With Democracy71
6Moment of Truth103
7The Visitor113
8The Living Dead141
9Book Burning165
10Hamburger and Caviar175
11A Kaleidoscope of Events193
13The Dog Barks...229
14Mia in My Life243
15Here We Go Again253
17A Matter of Life and Death301
18Me and My Shadow325
19The Day of Reckoning355
20Somebody Escapes379
21Seven Days and Seven Nights399
22Somebody Is Watching Over Me423
23The Trial441
24Beyond the Walls465

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Reviewer: A reader from Manitoba, CANADA Seven Days and Seven Nights is a book that I would recommend for every young people who wants to understand the World we live in today. I would also recommend it for those older generations who didn't know what was going on behind the 'Iron Curtain' of Eastern-Europe. This novel is about history, self-consciousness, humanity, moral choices, intellectual freedom and love. Please, read it to understand what communism is all about and why you should say - 'No! Never again!' Read to understand what are the common elements of fascism and communism, the two most cruel, dictatorial regimes of human existence. The book is about 'lived through history' - pain, joy, tears - in their natural manifestations. This is not academic history - the story flows with excitement and thrill and you're not going to put the book down. The author gives us several details on Hungarian names and historical events to understand his references. Mr.Szegedy's insights on politics, history and arts show that education of his time gave not only the factual material to the students but the passion toward culture and sciences as well. His intellectual struggle with being a Jew and a Hungarian is still a very vivid question - and after almost half a century - is still a very sensitive subject in the day-to-day reality of Eastern-European nations. This is a bitter but somehow optimistic story ends in 1956. The happenings of the following decades since showed us that communism and freedom are antagonistic concepts despite of the milder appearance of the socialist-communist regime (gulash-communism). The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 hopefully closed this miserable chapter of our time, but the struggling economies of those ex-communist countries show that the damage is much deeper. It has affected the common consciousness, the everyday morale of the people and weakened the spiritual strength of those nations. It will take some time to recover...