The Bridge at Andau

Mass Market Paperback $7.99

Fawcett | Sep 12, 1985 | 288 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780449210505

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    Dial Press Trade Paperback | Jun 09, 2015 | 240 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780812986747

  • Mass Market Paperback$7.99

    Fawcett | Sep 12, 1985 | 288 Pages | 4-3/16 x 6-7/8 | ISBN 9780449210505

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    The Dial Press | Mar 18, 2014 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9780804151481

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    Random House Audio | Aug 01, 2015 | 630 Minutes | ISBN 9781101922132

Praise

“Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring.”The Atlantic Monthly
 
“Dramatic, chilling, enraging.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Superb.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Highly recommended reading.”Library Journal

Author Essay

THE BRIDGE AT ANDAU by James Michener tells the story of the Soviet suppression of Hungary in November 1956. The bridge at Andau was an escape route for Hungarian refugees fleeing to Austria. Michener was on the Austrian side of the border watching these young (average age was 23, including many children), well educated (from one university 500 students, 32 professors, and their families fled), and talented (including musicians, athletes, writers, engineers and other professionals) people come through swamps and guards to reach non-communist Austria. The Austrian people were exemplary in their welcome of the Hungarian refugees.

Randy Hickernell, Ballantine Sales Rep.

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