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Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America
 
 
Author
Kati Marton.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781416586128
Pages/Publication Date 272/2009
Daedalus Item Code 23932
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(A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) "You are opening a Pandora's box," Kati Marton was warned when she claimed her family's secret police files in Budapest. A former NPR and ABC News correspondent and the wife of the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke (whom she married in the American Ambassador's residence in post-Communist Hungary), Marton was herself the daughter of Hungarian journalists Endre and Ilona Marton, who continued to report to the AP and UP, respectively, even after Hungary fell behind the iron curtain. Marton's straightforward and stunning investigation into her parents' eventual arrest and imprisonment reveals secret love affairs, betrayals inside the family circle, and torture and other brutalities—as well as acts of profound courage and familial love—in a Soviet state where even the Martons' nanny reported to the secret police.

"This is not a woe-is-me memoir of the sort so much in fashion these days, but a carefully reported, almost clinical account of what it is like to live in a totalitarian state and how hard it is to escape from it.... Marton made her first visit to the AVO [Hungarian secret police] archives several years ago. She was met by Katalin Kutrucz, head of the archives, who brought out the 'hundreds of pages of our family file' and, 'reading my thoughts,' said: 'Everybody in your circle, whether your parents trusted or did not trust them, was informing on them. That was just the way it was.' It was a state that institutionalized informing as a way of life.... It's a terrific story, and Marton tells it very well. She deeply admires her parents but doesn't romanticize them or try to explain away their penchant for dangerous risk-taking. She isn't sure that either of them would like the book, as they didn't like their secrets told, but the reader surely will feel, as I do, that it is a powerful tribute to them."—Washington Post Book World

 
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