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
"Highly recommended reading."—Library Journal
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James A. Michener (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, Ches...