Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov




      Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov
From renowned diplomat and musician Andr s Simonyi whom Stephen Colbert calls the only ambassador I know who can shred a mean guitar comes a timely and revealing memoir about growing up behind the Iron Curtain and longing for freedom while chasing the great power of rock and roll.In ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD, Simonyi charts the struggle of growing up in 1960s Hungary, a world in which listening to his favorite music was a powerful but furtive endeavor records were black market bootlegs concerts were held under strict control, even banned protests were folded into song lyrics Get caught listening to Western radio could mean punishment, maybe prison That didn t matter to Simonyi, who from an early age felt the tremendous pull of rock and roll, the lure of American popular culture, and a burning desire to buck the system Inspired by the protest music coming out of the West, he formed a band and became part of Hungary s burgeoning rock scene Then came the setbacks tightening of control by the state, the seemingly inescapable weight of an authoritarian system, and the collapse of Simonyi s own dreams of stardom A story of youth, rebellion, and hope, ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD sheds new light on two of the most powerful forces of the modern age global democracy and rock and roll Deeply vital and compelling, Simonyi s memoir chronicles how one man s tremendous connection to American and British popular music inspired him to make a difference in his country and, eventually, the world It tells the story of a generation, as played out in song lyrics and guitar riffs. New Download Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov By András Simonyi For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov
  • András Simonyi
  • 24 July 2019
  • 1538762218

10 thoughts on “ Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov

  1. Jen from Quebec :0) says:

    This is actually a rating of 3.5 stars, because in the end, I just cannot rate it merely a simple 3 I won this book via a Goodreads Giveaway and as I do with all giveaway books that I m lucky enough to acquire, I ALWAYS make sure to give them a written review, as opposed to just a star rating BUT, as I m unable to write the complete review at this moment, I HAD to at least clarify that this is a THREE POINT FIVE rating, before listing this book as Read , ensuring that people don t This is actually a rating of 3.5 stars, because in the end, I just cannot rate it merely a simple 3 I won this book via a Goodreads Giveaway and as I do with all giveaway books that I m lucky enough to acquire, I ALWAYS make sure to give them a written review, as opposed to just a star rating BUT, as I m unable to write the complete review at this moment, I HAD to at least clarify that this is a THREE POINT FIVE rating, before listing this book as Read , ensuring that people don ...

  2. Suzi says:

    Loved this book The author is only 2 years older than I am so I could realy relate to him So interesting to know how different it was growing up in a Communist country Makes me especially glad to be in America And, lik...

  3. Josh Gering says:

    A beautiful story of how music and art can change the world.

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