The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener audiobook

The Bridge at Andau: The Compelling True Story of a Brave, Embattled People

By James A. Michener
Read by Larry McKeever

Random House Audio
10.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781101922132

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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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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Author Bio: James A. Michener

Author Bio: James A. Michener

James A. Michener (1907–1997) was one of the world’s most popular writers. He authored 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. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English