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1956, The World in Revolt

1956, The World in Revolt

ISBN
9780571312320
Published
07/01/2016
9780571312320
Format
Hardback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
528

About the Book

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

'Vivid, powerful and panoramic ... I loved it.' Dominic Sandbrook


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 response to these unprecedented challenges to their authority, those in power fought back, in a desperate bid to shore up their position. It was an epic contest, and one which made 1956 - like 1789 and 1848 - a year that changed our world.

Vibrantly and sympathetically told, this is the story of one remarkable year - a capsule history of exhilarating triumphs and shattering defeats around the world.'Vivid, powerful and panoramic ... I loved it.' Dominic Sandbrook1956 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 response to these unprecedented challenges to their authority, those in power fought back, in a desperate bid to shore up their position. It was an epic contest, and one which made 1956 - like 1789 and 1848 - a year that changed our world.
  • Simon Hall

    Simon Hall studied history at Sheffield and Cambridge, and held a Fox International Fellowship at Yale, before moving to the University of Leeds, where he is currently Professor of Modern History. His previous books include 1956: The World in Revolt (Faber).

    Photo Credit: Mark Webster Photography

“Vivid, powerful and panoramic ... I loved it.”
- Dominic Sandbrook
“A marvellous social history.”
- Ian Thomson, Observer

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