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by James A. Michener


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The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. 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.

The Bridge at Andau is a 1957 nonfiction book by the American author James Michener chronicling the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The book is one of Michener's journalistic works (his 9th or 10th published book) and much shorter than the episodic novels that he wrote over the next thirty years.

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more . Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. One person found this helpful.

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I really liked The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James A Michener. This is the first book I have read by Michener and I thought it was very interesting

I really liked The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James A Michener. This is the first book I have read by Michener and I thought it was very interesting. I prefer reading non-fiction and had not read any books about the Budapest rebellion of October 1956. This is the kind of story that you prefer was fiction, but you know that is not the case.

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The revolution was over.

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& in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest woke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets.

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By a trick of fate, the Andau Bridge becomes a lifeline to freedom for Hungarians fleeing the Russians in 1956

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TheFresh
Great history in the Michener style. I have a personal interest in this as my stepfather escaped over this bridge three days before it was closed by Soviet troops. He had been in AVOS custody for three days for his participation in the revolution and freed by his fellow revolutionaries and thought it was a good idea to leave when the Soviets invaded in force. He has verified much of this history and personally expanded on much of what was related in this book. A great history of the forgotten beginning of the fall of the Communist era in Europe.
Marilore
I loved this book because it is well written. My parents went through the Hungarian Revolution and the depictions in the book are very similar to what my parents told me from their first hand experience. They fled separately and were helped by the International Red Cross once they made it to Austria. Mother was in a refugee camp in Austria and was paid to translate, as she spoke German.
My father made three attempts to leave. The third one was successful. His escape is eerily and well portrayed in the book.
Each of my parents received $5 in 1956 and ship passage/train passage to Canada into remote British Columbia. Through the years, they made it to Florida. My response to Obama's"quote "They didn't earn that. They didn't work for that" is one of dismay and anger.
The book is accurate in historical facts. There are no embellishments, just the simple facts. One of Michener's shorter and first novels to help keep history right.
Wnex
Although this is an older book, it was fascinating to me. My husband lived through it and escaped on a different route. He vouches for the authenticity of the story. The book was written in "real" time, so it was fresh. I have wanted to know more about the situation that would compel so many people, including my husband, to abandon their country. This book provided many answers about the communist regime and how they take over a country. It answered many of the questions about the Hungarian Revolution and subsequent abandonment. I read it on my Kindle and then ordered one for my family in paperback.
The book could have been written about any of the refugees running from communists or other totalitarian governments today. Thanks for providing this book.
Anarahuginn
I read this book while in Budapest. It is unlike Michener's novels, but the way he edits and compiles the interviews with the refugees reads like a fascinating story. Very compelling, very interesting. It's a story of our past we should not forget. Some of Michener's political commentary is dated, but most still resonates with world events today.
Malojurus
I gave it five stars because of course it is well researched but mostly because I feel more people need to know how awful communism was and in many ways still is. My mother had to flee with us from Hungary when WWII broke out and I know she never dared to write to any of her family left behind. To avoid any defection, people were told that if they escaped their whole family would be taken into custody. And believe me, custody is a euphemism in this case. Torture was the thumb of rule. Some parts are difficult to read because of the awful savagery that took place. In such dictatorships, like in North Korea now as well, people are cut off completely from outside news and right from early childhood indoctrinated. The government encourage spying on each other and so nobody dares to trust any body. Russian soldiers were told they had to guard the borders to prevent people from entering the country. Well it was the opposite.People tried to leave the country at enormous risks. For example, I remember our mother telling us how one Hungarian escaped by holding on to the bottom of a train.
Vertokini
I really liked The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People by James A Michener. This is the first book I have read by Michener and I thought it was very interesting.

I prefer reading non-fiction and had not read any books about the Budapest rebellion of October 1956. This is the kind of story that you prefer was fiction, but you know that is not the case. I would agree with the subtitle that the Hungarian people were a very brave and embattled people. I had a hard time reading the chapter that dealt mainly with the torture and execution of the Hungarian people. It makes for very hard reading, but reading about it is definitely better than experiencing it.

I would highly recommend The Bridge at Andau to readers who like: well written and researched non-fiction, books about Hungary, books about communism, and books about people who greatly desire freedom and are willing to fight for it.
Gadar
Having just visited Hungary, specifically Budapest, this was one of the most interesting books that I have ever read. It made the whole trip more interesting too because I had a better feel for what those people had to endure. The city of Budapest is a vibrant, alive place -- and when you see what they went through, it just gladdens your heart. I also know someone who said that this "was my story". Powerful.

Highly recommend this book.
I was always intimidated by James Michener's books, because they were so long. This one looked more bite-size. I was not disappointed. These stories from 1956 revolt against the Russian puppet government in Hungary are just incredible, but well verified. It proved to be a worldwide wakeup call for many who believed the Soviet Union had it all together. Michener does an excellent job telling the stories of some remarkable people.
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Military
Author: James A. Michener
ISBN: 039441778X
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (March 12, 1957)
Pages: 271 pages