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1956, The World in Revolt

Simon Hall

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

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571312320
Date Published
07.01.2016
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Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

Vivid, powerful and panoramic ... I loved it.

Dominic Sandbrook
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A marvellous social history.

Ian Thomson, Observer
Critic Reviews

Engrossing ... Simon Hall's account of an explosive year is a CinemaScope epic, packed with detail.

Nicholas Blincoe, Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

Fast-moving and vivid. Hall is a fluent and unobtrusive narrator.

Mary Dejevksy, Independent
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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)

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