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