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James Huddleston writes from Hokkaido, Japan, about Mr Irving's book on 1956 Hungarian uprising, Saturday, May 29, 2004
Book on Uprising gave Hope
I READ Uprising, your book on the Hungarian Revolution, in 1981.
Day by day, I read it with such absorption that I could effortlessly find my exact leaving off place on each page, no ticks, no bookmarks were necessary.
Thank you, Mr Irving for writing Uprising, thank you for timing it to coincide with the 25 anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
Your book, which found it's way into Soviet-occupied Hungary, gave hope and inspiration, not to mention the certainty that the Hungarians were not a forgotten people. I know this to true because I came across Uprising in Budapest in 1986.
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