The Hungarian revolution revisited

At the time of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, I did a posting about the event. Today I finished reading an excellent new book published to coincide with the anniversary and you can read my review.
In the decade and a half since the collapse of Communism in Central & Eastern Europe, memories have already started to fade about the true nature of those repressive regimes and indeed anyone under 30 probably has no personal memory of those times. This book is a stark reminder of what the Soviet hegemony really meant.