The Bridge at Andau : The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People Paperback
The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping, the classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising 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 woke 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 anaccident 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 1 Map
- Publisher: Presidio Press
- Publication Date: 15/06/2015
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780812986747