The Bridge at Andau

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0804151482

Category: History

Page: 240

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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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Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 On October 23, 1956, a young man named Josef Toth went to work in the locomotive factory in Budapest. He was a handsome youth with a clear skin and a smile that was always ready. He wore cheap corduroy pants, a very cheap windbreaker with a zipper that rarely worked, and heavy, warm shoes. #2 When Josef Toth left the factory, he joined a group of young people who were trying to drive the AVO out of Hungary. #3 The students and young workers stopped a tank from taking away any more students. The workers who were repairing the tank looked down on the dead AVO man with silent disgust. #4 On October 23, 1989, students gathered outside Radio Budapest in Budapest to protest the government’s policies. The AVO began firing tear gas into the crowd, and when the students started throwing stones back, the AVO began shooting them.


Author: Andrew Frank Burghardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Burgenland

Page: 400

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