I would like to call your attention to my recently published memoir of Hungary, covering the period 1944-56. The last 250 pages of my book deal with the events from the summer of 1956 on through the days of the Revolution from Oct. 23 until my escape on November 22. At that time I was a 5th-year chemistry student at the Lorand Eötvös University College of Science (TTK), and resided at the Raday Street dormitory only a quarter-mile from the center of the fights at the Kilian barracks and Corvin Alley. My book is the only one in English that gives an account of our activities at the Eötvös University College of Science. My narrative goes beyond the previous 1956 stories in the important respect that I was not only an eyewitness but also a participant in facing down the Soviet tanks.
The title of my book is : Violence and Violins—the Making of a Hungarian Refugee. For more information on its content and where to purchase it go to www.violenceandviolins.com
I am a Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University, and I am better known for my discoveries about the Stradivari violins.
Joseph Nagyvary, PhD
Jonestown, TX 78645