Now Available in Paperback: Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

Feb 22, 2008

CWIHP Series book Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt (2006) - winner of the 2007 Marshall Shulman Book Prize - is now available in paperback.

Failed Illusions is based on extensive archival research, including the CIA's operational files, and hundreds of interviews with participants in Budapest, Moscow, and Washington. Personal observations by the author, a young reporter in Budapest in 1956, bring the tragic story vividly to life.

The author, Charles Gati is a senior adjunct professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gati is a Foreign Policy Institute Fellow and a former senior adviser with the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State.

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