A Good Comrade: Janos Kadar, Communism and Hungary

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I.B.Tauris, Oct 3, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 323 pages
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Few political lives have been as dramatic, or as marked by sudden changes of fortune, as that of Janos Kadar. Was Kadar--Hungary's communist leader from 1956 to 1988--an ambitious, ruthless party functionary or a tragic visionary? In this, the first biography in English since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Roger Gough paints a vivid picture of Kadar's personality and career, while analyzing his significance for Hungary and his place in the history of European communism.
 

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Contents

Becoming Comrade Kadar
10
Salami
26
Youre the Enemys Man
39
The Apparats PinUp
62
Our Glorious Uprising
77
Whirlwind
92
Foundations
119
Khrushchevs Apprentice
134
Crisis of Confidence
174
Mitteleuropa Man
195
Limits
218
Ghosts
241
Notes
259
Bibliography
296
Index
313
Copyright

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Page 299 - Charles Gati, Hungary and the Soviet Bloc (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1986), pp.
Page 304 - Hedrick Smith, The Power Game: How Washington Works (New York: Ballantine Books, 1988).

About the author (2006)

Roger Gough is a Research Fellow writing on international affairs for the think tank Policy Exchange.

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