By James A. Michener
The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his so much gripping. His vintage nonfiction account of a doomed rebellion is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. for 5 short, excellent days within the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its humans a glimpse at a unique type of future—until, at 4 o’clock within the morning on a Sunday in November, the voters of Budapest aroused from sleep to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was once over. yet freedom beckoned within the type of a small footbridge at Andau, at the Austrian border. via an coincidence of background it turned, for a number of harrowing weeks, the most very important crossings on the planet, because the soul of a state fled throughout its unsteady planks.
Praise for The Bridge at Andau
“Precise, bright . . . immeasurably stirring.”—The Atlantic Monthly
“Dramatic, chilling, enraging.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Highly instructed reading.”—Library Journal