The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People

The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People

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by James A. Michener
     
 

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The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future—until, at four o’clock in the

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The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future—until, at four o’clock in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest awoke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was over. But freedom beckoned in the form of a small footbridge at Andau, on the Austrian border. By an accident of history it became, for a few harrowing weeks, one of the most important crossings in the world, as the soul of a nation fled across its unsteady planks.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.   Praise for The Bridge at Andau   “Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring.”The Atlantic Monthly   “Dramatic, chilling, enraging.”San Francisco Chronicle   “Superb.”Kirkus Reviews   “Highly recommended reading.”—Library Journal

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“Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring.”The Atlantic Monthly
 
“Dramatic, chilling, enraging.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Superb.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Highly recommended reading.”Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804151481
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
119,547
File size:
2 MB

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