From the author of "Hidden Power" comes the story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world. Illustrated.From the author of "Hidden Power" comes the story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world. Illustrated.Read Less
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This should have been better than it is. The nine personalities at the core of the book are fascinating, each in his own right, and each could be the subject of a separate biography. But the presentation of their lives in Budapest and as they subsequently found their way to England and America is disjointed, It is hard to follow each individual's unique journey, because the author jumps around and doesn't follow each one long enough to get a sustained picture.
Feb 10, 2011
Hungary under two tyrannical regimes
An excellent book that details the plight of dissenters predominantly during and after the communist regime in Hungary. That period followed the brutal period of fascism. More is said about the former, but fascism and communism represented totalitarian regimes that changed the landscape of the carefree lives and intellectual discourses of Hungarian Jews and many others.
Nov 22, 2007
The subject of this book has a limited appeal but is so highly interesting for anyone interested in some of the 20th century panorama. She gives a well drawn history of the Hungary for Jews in that time frame and its impact on her subjects and ultimately on history as well. I like the way she breaks each section down for each subject into one historical era, then proceeds to the next era for each of her nine subjects. She portrays them intimately as personalities and professionally. This lady deserves high praise for the fair and colorful portrayal of each of her well chosen individuals.
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