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ISBN:
0976953455
Author:
David Irving
Language:
English
Publisher:
Eastern Eagle Editions (2007)
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628 pages
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Uprising! One Nation's Nightmare book.

Uprising! One Nation's Nightmare book.

David Irving's book was written in time for the 25th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising. It is a sad and often horrifying tale of a country which rose up spontaneously against an oppressive Communist government that employed secret police, torture cellars, barbed wire, guard dogs and informants to keep its population enslaved, yet in the end had to resort to calling in the Red Army to save itself.

The Hungarian uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous rebellion by a nation against the rule from Moscow - against the faceless, indifferent, incompetent functionaries (the 'funkies' David Irving calls them, adapting the Hungarian.

The Hungarian uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous rebellion by a nation against the rule from Moscow - against the faceless, indifferent, incompetent functionaries (the 'funkies' David Irving calls them, adapting the Hungarian word Funkcionariusok) who in little more than a decade had turned their country into a pit of Marxist misery. Mr Irving Has written another excellent book on a part of history few have touched o. ithout doubt he is the foremost writer of history alive today. Those of us who want to know the facts,not the spin should embrace each work of mr Irving's. I highly recommend the CHURCHILLS WAR vol 1 & 2,To some they might be a sour.

Uprising! is vintage Irving. But the book does more than re-tell a chapter of mid-twentieth century history. The fact that in the self-proclaimed land of the free, where people are supposed to enjoy a free press and freedom of expression, this important book has yet to appear in print, is a powerful reminder of just how hollow this great republic is and in what genuine peril we live today. Additional information about this document.

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Introduction to David Irving - Uprising. History of 1956 Hungarian Uprising. One Nation's Nightmare: Hungary 1956. First published in 1981. In one magnificent sweep Irving has totally redeemed himself. He should now be allowed to take his rightful place against the very best of our popular historians.

David Irving, author of many well known histories including The Rise and Fall of the Luftwaffe, the Destruction of Dresden, and Hitler’s War .

David Irving, author of many well known histories including The Rise and Fall of the Luftwaffe, the Destruction of Dresden, and Hitler’s War, began to re-examine another piece of the world’s tragic history: the spontaneous national uprising of the Hungarians against against rule from Moscow against the faceless, indifferent, incompetent functionaries who had turned their country into a pit o.

Home :: Books :: Uprising! Hungary 1956: One Nation's Nightmare :: Customer feedback. Event Tickets - David Irving speaking! (7 Products). Uprising! Hungary 1956: One Nation's Nightmare. Not an easy book to read, (particularly if you are not a Hungarian, and you have never set foot in the country).

  • OwerSpeed
Mr Irving Has written another excellent book on a part of history few have touched on.Without doubt he is the foremost writer of
history alive today.Those of us who want to know the facts,not the spin should embrace each work of mr Irving's.I highly recommend
the CHURCHILLS WAR vol 1 & 2,To some they might be a sour grape.For too long world leaders have had thier own histories written by
those who continue to prop up the " GOOD GUY " image.With writers with such a talent as Mr Iriving that cloak of lies is being lifed.

Bravo Mr Irving.
  • Darkraven
As are all of Irving's works, the book is a well written tale of an area of history that is seldom mentioned and never taught.
  • Keth
David Irving, at his best, is able to write well-researched historical page-turners which are eminently more readable, revelatory and resonant than most of his competitors...while retaining the controversial approach that eventually led to his exile from the ranks of the world's premier historians. In "Uprising!" Irving fires on nearly all of those cylinders, delivering a meticulously documented yet fast-paced account of the 1956 revolt by Hungary against Soviet domination. It is a sad and often horrifying tale of a country which rose up spontaneously against an oppressive Communist government that employed secret police, torture cellars, barbed wire, guard dogs and informants to keep its population enslaved, yet in the end had to resort to calling in the Red Army to save itself. On the one hand the story is a testament of the desire of all humans to live in freedom; on the other a grisly lesson in how freedom, once obtained, can be lost through that combination of false promises, treachery and brute force that we call "politics."

No Irving book would be complete without controversy, and the controversy here lies in Irving's uncomfortable analysis of the fact that the Hungarian Communist Party was top-heavy with Jews, so much so that he claims the actual revolt "began as a pogrom." Of course there is no doubt that communism was very popular with European Jewry, especially after the rise of Hitler and most especially after his fall, and I've no doubt that the preponderance of Jews in senior positions of the Communist Party of Hungary caused much resentment among the populace -- it could scarcely be any other way, in a country where only 2% of the population was Jewish, a lot of Jews in top level positions would soon take on the character of a ruling class. However, I very much doubt, and Irving does not claim, that the revolt would not have taken place if the government had more accurately reflected the actual ethnic demographics of Hungary -- it was Communism itself, in the form of a cruel, corrupt and clumsy system, that goaded the people into taking up arms against it. While I can see why he fell afoul of some Jewish groups for writing this book, I can't remember anyone criticizing Christopher Hitchens for making similar conclusions many years later in one of his essays. I suppose it all comes down to one's reputation, tact and perceived intent. The truth is, when it comes to scoring interviews with key historical figures or gathering and analyzing hitherto un-examined documents, Irving has no equal in the profession of history; his motives I leave for others to scrutinize.

It is worth noting that this book is much better researched than Michner's "The Bridge at Andau," which is the only other popular book I'm aware of about the '56 uprising. While I greatly enjoyed "Andau," which also reads like a novel, Michner was not well-versed enough in Hungarian history or language to tell a really accurate version of the story, and seems to have gotten carried away by his admiration for the freedom fighters. Irving is more cold-blooded: he is perfectly well aware than many in the revolt were tainted, and he does not romanticize them.

"Uprising!", despite its intimidating length, is a pretty fast read. The Hungarian names, with their vowels and umlauts and double accents, are a bit dizzying to deal with, and sometimes Irving would have benefited from tighter editing (this is a hefty book) but the story told here is one that needed to be told, and possibly only could have been told, by a man like Irving, whose combination of stubborn persistence, fearlessness, and Quixotic need to antagonize even as he enlightens, so often makes his books worth reading.
  • IGOT
Long and comprehensive researched account of the Hungarian tragedy. Uprisings only happen after suppressed people have reached the end of their tether. And Hungarians in 1956 had jsut that. One gets a sense of deja vu with the aftermath of Gulf War 1991. The Americans egging on a people to freedom from afar and then throwing them to the wolves when it was politically expedient. Spanking Britain and France over Suez was more important than Budapest. Nagy as Irving shows, hedged his bets on the uprising and paid for it. The Soviet perspective was also obtained, with Irving the first historian to visit General Batov, who suppressed the rising.