The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People, James A. Michener
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The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People

Author: James A. Michener

Narrator: Larry McKeever

Unabridged: 10 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 08/04/2015

Genre: History - Military - World War Ii

Synopsis

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.
 
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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