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ISBN:
0500513260
Author:
Erich Lessing
Category:
Photography & Video
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson (October 23, 2006)
Pages:
252 pages
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1534 kb
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The photos in Revolution in Hungary really give a good look at the events in Budapest in 1956.

The photos in Revolution in Hungary really give a good look at the events in Budapest in 1956. As a current resident of Budapest and someone who is gradually learning Hungary's history, I really appreciate the numerous photos in this collection. The essays are also well written giving a very good overview of the uprising and the writers' impressions of the 1956 uprising.

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom), or the Hungarian Uprising, was a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom), or the Hungarian Uprising, was a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. Leaderless at the beginning, it was the first major threat to Soviet control since the Red Army drove Nazi Germany from its territory at the End of World War II in Europe.

On October 23, 1956, what began as a mass rally in Budapest quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. Within days, millions of Hungarians were supporting the revolt. It lasted until November 4th when it was crushed by Hungarian Security Police and Soviet tanks and artillery. Erich Lessing was the first photographer to arrive in Hungary, and he documented the short-lived uprising and its aftermath in a series of world-famous photographs, reproduced here in stunning duotone. They bring to life once more the hope and euphoria of the first days of the revolt, so soon to be followed by the pain and punishment of its brutal suppression.

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REVOLUTION IN HUNGARY: The 1956 Budapest Uprising. Text by George Konrad, François Fejto, Erich Lessing and Nicolas Bauquet.

Erich Lessing, George Konrad, Francois Kejto. On 23 October, 1956, what began as a mass rally in Bem Square, Budapest, quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. It lasted until 4 November, when the Soviet tanks rolled in. Up to 50,000 Hungarians and 7,000 Soviets were killed, and thousands were injured. Erich Lessing, who found himself in the thick of the action, documented the cruelly short-lived revolt and its aftermath in a series of world-famous photographs, reproduced here in stunning duotone.

Items related to Revolution in Hungary: The 1956 Budapest Uprising. His introduction to the book records his memories of those days in Budapest

Items related to Revolution in Hungary: The 1956 Budapest Uprising. Erich Lessing Revolution in Hungary: The 1956 Budapest Uprising. On October 23, 1956, what began as a mass rally in Budapest quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. His introduction to the book records his memories of those days in Budapest. Political journalist François Fejto writes about the political and historical background; novelist Gyorgy Konrad tells of his personal experiences during that period; and historian Nicolas Bauquet discusses the aftermath of the revolt and its repercussions in the Western world.

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Erich Lessing's landmark photographs of the Hungarian Revolution, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the uprising.On October 23, 1956, what began as a mass rally in Budapest quickly evolved into the Hungarian Revolution. Within days, millions of Hungarians were supporting the revolt. It lasted until November 4th when it was crushed by Hungarian Security Police and Soviet tanks and artillery. Between 25,000 and 50,000 Hungarian rebels and 7,000 Soviets were killed, thousands were injured, and nearly a quarter of a million people left the country as refugees.Erich Lessing was the first photographer to arrive in Hungary, and he documented the short-lived uprising and its aftermath in a series of world-famous photographs, reproduced here in stunning duotone. They bring to life once more the hope and euphoria of the first days of the revolt, so soon to be followed by the pain and punishment of its brutal suppression. 230 duotone illustrations.
  • Phain
The book is rather large, so difficult to read as a historical text, and may arrive slightly damaged at the corners due to its size.

It's a good coffee table book or discussion piece, rather than an official historical review of a difficult period in Hungary. The photographs are plentiful, but if you are looking for photos or armor "in action" during the revolution you will likely be disappointed as most of the photos are of politicians, people and places. There are however, some photos of T34-85s and T-54/55s.

If you are looking for historical photographs of the events leading up to, during and after the revolution this is a great book. Some of the pictures may be disturbing to some, but that is one of the advantages of the book: it paints the revolution as it was, painful, messy and with casualties on both sides.

If you are interested in photography or historical photographs, this book may also be for you. It would also be a good book as an accompaniment to a more readable historical text.
  • MeGa_NunC
Excellent Images Of A Heroic And Doomed Stand Against Impossible Horror ... by the bravest people in the world, the Hungarians. (I am not Hungarian, for the record--I am ashamed of America's lassaiz-faire attitude to this very type of revolution they were trying to spur in the U.S.S.R. Satellite States, via Radio Free Europe.)

Witness what must be witnessed. What forced the largest mass emigration from the Communist Party in history, prefiguring the end of Communism. Because of these brave martyrs, both intellectuals and workers, who deserve to have their story told, their images seen.

Or else freedom means nothing.
  • Nto
The photos in Revolution in Hungary really give a good look at the events in Budapest in 1956. This is a nice sized book approx 12in x 12in. As a current resident of Budapest and someone who is gradually learning Hungary's history, I really appreciate the numerous photos in this collection. The essays are also well written giving a very good overview of the uprising and the writers' impressions of the 1956 uprising. One additional note, as of this writing Revolution is only $10 + Free Super Saver Shipping. This is a steal at $40 less than the listed price. I highly recommend this book for those with an interest in the events in Hungary in 1956.
  • Fordredor
Anyone who has traveled to the newly democratic and capitalist Eastern Europe in the past 15 years might find it hard to imagine the darkest days of Communist dominance and repression in the 1950s and '60s. This book is an excellent visual record of a brief moment in Hungarian history, one which every Hungarian knows simply as "Fifty-six," and one which had such dire and long-lasting consequences. Many of those consequences will not disappear either soon or easily. Compare the rubble-strewn streets in these photos to the prosperous and crowded streets of today's Budapest. When the Soviets crushed the '56 revolution, they installed János Kádár in power, where he stayed for the next 30 years. In the spring of 2007, his grave was desecrated and his skull stolen.
  • Browelali
Wonderful book -- with amazing photos of a people's fight against tyranny and the story of the failure of the West to live up to its promises. If you want a better understanding of why democracy is important this book is a must read. The photos speak at least a 1000 words each.
  • Brannylv
Being of Hungarian descent, I was interested in knowing a little more about the history of the Hungarian Revolution. This book is perfect in that it not only gives you information on the 1956 uprising, but it has a pictorial detail of the event. Truly an excellent book to have for anyone of Hungarian descent or any history buff. This book isn't just about Hungarians, I look at it as a portrayal of the strength the people have when they fight for freedom. Truly remarkable!
  • Capella
Not what I expected. He was working for the other side.
For anyone with any connection to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, this is a must have book. The photographs of this important event(really the begininng of the end of communism behind the iron curtain)tells the story not only in the subject matter of tanks etc but also by the expressions on people's faces. Some tell of the hardship endured under a repressive regime and other's jubilation that freedom had been won (unfortunately for only a short few days). At long last there is a book telling the Freedom Fighter's Story!!!