The Last Train to Budapest
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Nandor Pekar escaped communist Hungary in 1956. Trained by his father to survive in SAS type fashion for years in the heart of the Zemplen Mountains; when the moment of impact arrived in 1956, Nandor ensured the Russians were faced with a well-organised, fearless populace, which improvised with amazing bravery. This is a story of revenge, patriotism, romance and violence, encompassing an emotional thrilling tidal wave with an unexpected grand finale. Following the bloody battle for freedom, moseying amongst the depression of Budapest’s merciless bludgeoned core, Nandor realises there is only one chance to be free. To escape Hungary! It would be his last chance to beat the Russians, and deny them of their intentions to keep him prisoner in his own country.
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Feb 24, 2017Dear Mr. Vajna, My name is Alexander Rovt, and I would like to address you and introduce myself. First of all I am very thankful for your time to have read my letter. I am an international businessman, President of IBE Trade Corp. the company located in New York City. I am Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Vice Chair of the NYC Board of Correction, the founder and sole sponsor of Yeshiva of Rambam ZviDov Roth Academy that was founded and named in memory of my grandparents perished in Holocaust, a trustee of several other public international organizations. Please forgive me if my formal introduction might sound like bragging. Having achieved success and become what the modern culture calls ‘a self-made man’ I never forget my roots and where I came from. I am very pleased that we have arranged to meet on the morning of March 20th in Budapest to discuss the potential of the story written by Mr. Richard Pekar, a film producer of... More > Hungarian descent now living in United Kingdom. It is with great delight that someone has managed to eloquently recite the 1956 revolution in a fashion that the western world will appreciate, but at the same time protecting the uniqueness of Hungary, its history and its people. Because of that, a film made with our support coupled with your expertise, could have the potential to be as big as Schindler's list or Saving Private Ryan. Not only have I been impressed with the story itself, but also Richard's passion for Hungary. Without a doubt this most certainly comes out in his writing that explicitly demonstrates the true spirit of the underdog fighting what seems to be invincible opponents in obscure times. His mission is to ensure the 'best untold story ever" is told through the life of his father. I realise for him to accomplish this task, during his 10 years of research, study and writing, he had to become a Hungarian freedom fighter living in this time. Richards' book has been optioned to make a feature film by a UK film production company called Grand Independent. As Richard and the film production team can demonstrate a Hungarian passion that will excite any willing listener, I am pleased that we have arranged to meet on the morning of March 20th and very much look forward to hearing and discussing the potential of 'The Last Train to Budapest.' Yours Sincerely, Alex Rovt, PhD President IBE Trade Corp.< Less
Jan 15, 2017I bought the Last Train to Budapest as I have a keen interest in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising as my own late dad escaped and came to the UK as a refugee. Sadly my dad never really spoke of his escape and what he went through. As soon as I started reading the book I was hooked one of those books you can't put down, I enjoy true stories. It is beautifully and sensitively written, I have to admit it had me in tears a few times, I found the story amazing, I could picture the people the places what they must have gone through, it is easy to read and understand. I would thoroughly recommend the book even if you know nothing about Hungarian history. It is superb and a credit to the author Richard Pekar.
Oct 24, 2016I read this book just after my Hungarian dad died last year. He came to England in 1956 too. I so wish I had discovered this book earlier as it left me with lots of unanswered questions I would have loved to ask him. It gave me a real understanding of what had gone on in Hungary at that time. I found the book really emotional to read. It was a wonderful story of family, survival, faith, courage, love and fighting for freedom. That in itself, bringing to the fore all the devastation of a country that your dad had to witness and what he endured for freedom is just a remarkable story and I am so glad it has been told. Jayne Benham
Sep 23, 2014This is a story that had me gripped throughout every chapter... It made me cry, it made laugh, it made me angry and it made me happy. Fantastic characters in a fantastic story and as well as the emotions mentioned, the romantic scenes were very special too. Great action enveloped a stupendous logical tale set in Hungary - I also learned a great lesson about communists... I would read this book again and again and so I've heard, there is going to be a film made out of it. It will be brilliant - can't wait! Mr. Sargeant.
Feb 25, 2014I finished reading The Last Train to Budapest a few weeks ago, and I'm still thinking about it constantly - for me, that's the sign of a great story. I was totally blown away by the courage and discipline of Nandi & his extraordinary journey, in which I smiled & cried. I for one cannot wait to see this come to life with pictures. Rachel
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- Standard Copyright License
- First Edition
- September 23, 2010
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.87 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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