The Bridge at Andau

The Bridge at Andau

The Compelling True Story of A Brave, Embattled People

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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.
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Praise for The Bridge at Andau
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"Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring." -- The Atlantic Monthly
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"Dramatic, chilling, enraging." -- San Francisco Chronicle
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"Superb." -- Kirkus Reviews
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"Highly recommended reading." -- Library Journal

Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2015
Edition: 2015 Dial Press trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ♭1957
ISBN: 9780812986747
0812986741
Branch Call Number: 943.9052 M58267B 2015
Characteristics: xx, 214 pages ; 21 cm

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