1956 - The World in Revolt

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Συγγραφέας:Simon HallΕκδόσεις:Faber & Faber, 2016
Σελίδες: 514
ISBN: 978-0-571-31232-0

  • Προϊόν Συγγραφέας: Hall Simon


1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom.

Popular uprisings in Poland and Hungary shake Moscow's hold on its eastern European empire. Across the American South, and in the Union of South Africa, black people risk their livelihoods, and their lives, in the struggle to dismantle institutionalised white supremacy and secure first-class citizenship. France and Britain, already battling anti-colonial insurgencies in Algeria and Cyprus, now face the humiliation of Suez. Meanwhile, in Cuba, Fidel Castro and his band of rebels take to the Sierra Maestra to plot the overthrow of a dictator.

Vibrantly and sympathetically told, thiw is the story of one year - a capsule history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world.

‘Vivid, powerful and panoramic… This is not just the story of a year that remade our world; it’s the story of millions of ordinary people taking the future into their own hands and standing up for freedom at a hinge moment in modern history. I loved it’
Dominic Sandbrook


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