Imre Nagy: A Biography (Communist Lives)

Imre Nagy: A Biography (Communist Lives)

János M. Rainer

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After approximately 3 a long time of dutiful provider to the Communist celebration, Imre Nagy led the preferred rebellion opposed to the Soviet professionals through the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. years later he was once disgraced and finished. How did the previously unswerving occasion servant develop into considered one of its so much ardent critics? How did he reconcile his personal ideals with the calls for of the celebration for thus lengthy - and what eventually drove him to take a stand? and the way may still we comprehend his legacy for the trendy democracy of Hungary? This definitive biography of the Communist chief lines his existence from his traditional, petty bourgeois early life in south-west Hungary, via his super political achievements and supreme dramatic failure. the 1st entire portrait of this advanced and contradictory determine, Imre Nagy is vividly delivered to lifestyles as an enigmatic determine whose activities formed Hungary's future in 1956 and ever in view that.

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