The Bridges at Toko-Ri

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

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by James A. Michener
     
 

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Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, trained but frightened, facing an an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win....

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Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, trained but frightened, facing an an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win....

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“A vivid and moving story, as well as an exciting one . . . The humanity of the people is deeply felt.”Chicago Tribune
 
“The Banshees screaming over Korea, the perilous landings on an aircraft carrier deck ‘bouncing around like a derelict rowboat,’ a helicopter rescue from the freezing waters . . . all are stirringly rendered.”The Denver Post
 
“Michener’s best . . . a story of action, ideas, and civilization’s responsibilities.”Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449238561
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/1981

Meet the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 3, 1907
Date of Death:
October 16, 1997
Place of Death:
Austin, Texas
Education:
B.A. in English and history (summa cum laude), Swarthmore College, 1929; A.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1937.

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BabyKiller More than 1 year ago
This book pays tribute to the unsung hero's that defend and fight this Nations wars, a true masterpiece that is fiction but, gets to the truth about those who fight courageously. Read this book now, then see the movie base on the book. If you never served and this story doesn't humble you, your a slacker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for summer reading. I usually enjoy reading very much, but i couldn't stand this book. I read 15 pages carefully, and i basically couldn't understand anything! I do not reccomend this book to anybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing account of the Forgotten War. The perils that men face is depicted in an extraoridinary manner. War is a realm of life that few will ever experience, and Mr. Michener tells the trials and tribulaitons of war with a poets heart. Read this book to see a different approach on war; read this book to enjoy a deeper meaning of why men fight and die for thier country.
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