Texas A&M professor recalls his role in 1956 Hungarian revolution as 60th anniversary date approaches

COLLEGE STATION, Oct. 14, 2016—In late October 1956, Joseph Nagyvary found himself smack in the middle of the Hungarian Revolution as a 22-year-old student at the University of Budapest. The future Texas A&M University professor was using his chemistry skills in an unlikely way — making Molotov cocktails to throw at Russian tanks, and he literally did not know if he would live from one day to the next. Today, as the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution approaches, the 82-year-old Nagyvary has written his recollections of those days in his new book, Violence and Violins, an engrossing account of his life under a dictatorship.

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