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1956 : the world in revolt / Simon Hall.

Hall, Simon, 1976- (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Odon Winkelpleck PL - Odon 909.82 Hal (Text) 70142211135627 Nonfiction - general Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781681772059
  • ISBN: 1681772051
  • Physical Description: xiv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliography (pages 403-496), and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Winter: cracks in the old order: Montgomery ; Mollet's surrender ; The secret speech ; Massive resistance -- Spring: a yearning for freedom: The long walk ; Retreat from empire ; The Palestro massacre ; Part of a great struggle all over the world -- Summer: a spirit of rebellion: Bread and freedom ; The Petofi circle ; Angry young men ; A coup de main ; The women's march ; Mob rule -- Autumn: revolution and reaction: Collusion at Sevres ; Polish October ; Uprising ; Suez ; Operation whirlwind ; Sierra Maestra ; Freedom on trial -- aftermath.
Summary, etc.: 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. In this dramatic, page-turning history, Simon Hall takes the long view of the year's events―putting them in their post-war context and looking toward their influence on the counterculture movements of the 1960s―to tell the story of the year's epic, global struggles from the point of view of the freedom fighters, dissidents, and countless ordinary people who worked to overturn oppressive and authoritarian systems in order to build a brave new world. It was an epic contest.
Subject: Nineteen fifty-six, A.D.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
History, Modern > 20th century.

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