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1956: The World in Revolt

Simon Hall

In January 1956, the home of Martin Luther King, the leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association, was bombed; by December, the black citizens’ campaign had ended segregation on the city’s buses. In this survey of 1956, Simon Hall describes how frustration with the post-war order caused ordinary people across the world – in places as far-flung as Algeria, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Cyprus and Cuba – to speak out, take to the streets and sometimes die in the bid for greater freedoms.
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  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 524pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x160mm
  • ISBN: 9780571312320
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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