Barbed Wire For Sale By Ruth M. Anderson & J.M. Anderson

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Barbed Wire For Sale: The Hungarian Transition to Democracy 1988-1991 By Ruth M. Anderson & J.M. (Andy) Anderson

Paperback (270 pages)

Authored by a defense and air attache at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary during the anti-communist revolution in eastern Europe. Anderson's mission included observing the Soviet forces located in Hungary, a responsibility that intensified when the Soviets agreed to withdraw from the country. As the political landscape rapidly shifted, she and her staff scrambled to ensure their Pentagon superiors understood the situation and how the U.S. could help Hungary peacefully withdraw from its Warsaw Pact commitments. This book recounts those events.