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The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary (Columbia/Hurst) Paperback – January 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Columbia/Hurst
  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780231702256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231702256
  • ASIN: 0231702256
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,996,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Though this is a political history, the social and economic aspects are well covered. Bryan Cartledge has... a perceptive eye and an elegant pen. The Will to Survive is set to become the standard work on Hungary.

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Highly recommended.

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[T]here are occasions when the sympathetic and interested eye... of a foreigner may penetrate the jungle of confusing events and complicated sentiments with a clarity of vision... amounting to something more than the antiseptic desideratum of 'objectivity.'... Such is the case with The Will to Survive.... Many professional historians, including Hungarians, could learn from the judgments of this former guest in their midst.

(John Lukacs Harper's Magazine)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Piroska Jackson on February 18, 2014
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The book is a major achivement as regards to scope and clarity. The style could not be bettered, and in the
very few passages where there are quirky observations the author could be pursuaded to edit those. I have
bought at least 7 copies and similarly a member of the family with historical associations bought a further
7 for the benefit of the younger members in America and South America.

A great book, which should be appreciated as such.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B K I on January 10, 2014
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Love this book, Easy to read and more like a biography of a person than history which can be a little boring. Nevertheless it is not short on facts. No need to read from the start (although you will want to) can be started at any particular period in time.
If you like a book you can 'get your teeth into' you will love this.
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By K. Wilde on March 28, 2014
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Updated version of a classic. Highly recommend this to anyone who loves Hungary. Cartledge is a thoughtful and excellent writer.
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