LENGYEL, EMIL (1895–1985), U.S. writer. Born in Budapest, Lengyel spent 20 months in Siberia as a prisoner of war during World War i. Later he went to New York as a correspondent for European newspapers. Taking up teaching at the School of Education, New York University, he became professor in 1951. In 1960, he went to Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, as professor of history. His books include Siberia (1943), Americans from Hungary (1948), Israel: Problems of Nation Building (1951), The Middle East Today (1954), Egypt's Role in World Affairs (1957), The Changing Middle East (1960), From Prison to Power (1964), Nationalism, the Last Stage of Communism (1969), Iran (1972), The Land and People of Hungary (1972), The Oil Countries of the Middle East (1973), and And All Her Paths Were Peace: The Life of Bertha von Suttner (1975).
[Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]