The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michene

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It is not easy job but the most difficult and uphill task.The novel deals with the crimes and the criminals that are there to disrupt the peace and calm of the society.The suspense and thrill is kept till the last line of the novel and the readers would never lose their interest and concentration until the last line is reached and the climax is resolved.The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michene is action packed novel.

The Bridge at Andau is one of James A. Michener’s most engrossing works.His nonfiction tale of a doomed revolt is as harrowing and evocative as any of his best-selling novels.The Hungarian revolution provided its people a glimpse of a different sort of future for five brief,magnificent days in the autumn of 1956—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 devouring their streets. The revolution had come to an end. But in Andau, on the Austrian border, freedom beckoned in the guise of a modest footbridge.


The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michene

It became, by chance, one of the most important crossings in the world for a few horrific weeks, as the soul of a nation fled through its shaky boards. The Bridge at Andau is a nonfiction book written by American novelist James Michener in 1957 about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Michener, who lived in Austria in the 1950s, was near the Austrian-Hungarian border during a period when a large number of refugees fled Hungary.

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The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michene

Michener’s book is one of his journalistic works (his 9th or 10th published book), and it is far shorter than the episodic novels he would write over the next thirty years. While the book is based on interviews with eyewitnesses, The novel analyses the experiences of several parts of Hungarian society, including students, workers, soldiers, secret police, and regular citizens, both before and after the revolt.

Unarmed young people, factory workers, and poorly prepared Hungarian military engaged Soviet tanks on the streets of Budapest, according to the book.

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It also portrays the tragic story of the residents of Budapest‘s few days of freedom before the Soviets arrived in force.The book serves to give the reader an idea of the middle years of the Cold War, as it was written immediately after the events it describes and released during the ongoing general strike that began soon after the Soviet reoccupation.

The books’ title refers to a real bridge near the village of Andau on the Austria-Hungary border. Soviet military demolished the bridge in November 1956. In 1996, it was renovated as a symbol of tolerance and cooperation. The city of Budapest was awoken at four a.m. on a Sunday in November 1956 by the shattering sound of Russian tanks tearing the city apart.

The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michene

The Hungarian revolution, which had lasted five brief, beautiful days and provided a glimpse of a different type of future, had come to an e It was approximately the most insignificant bridge in Europe, yet it became, by an accident of history, one of the most important bridges in the world for a few blazing weeks, for across its shaky boards flew the spirit of a nation…

With a historical portrayal of a people in desperate uprising as riveting and unforgettable as any of James A. Michener’s bestselling works of fiction, this is James A. Michener at his most captivating. But there was a bridge close the Austrian border at Andau, and if a Hungarian could cross it, he was practically free.

About the Writer:

James Michener, full name James Albert Michener, was an American novelist and short-story writer who, perhaps more than any other single author, made foreign environments accessible to Americans through fiction. He was born February 3, 1907? in New York City, New York?, United States, and died October 16, 1997 in Austin, Texas. He authored enormous and thorough works described as fictional documentaries, and he is most known for his books. Michener was discovered as a baby in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and his birth date and location are unknown.

Mabel Michener adopted him and raised him as a Quaker. He ran away from home when he was a teenager and went on to become a teacher and an editor. From 1944 to 1946, he worked as a naval historian in the South Pacific, and his early fiction is set there. In 1948, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Tales of the South Pacific (1947), which depicted the South Pacific as exotic and strange yet still part of the human brotherhood. The anthology was eventually adapted for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical South Pacific, which earned a Pulitzer Prize and was a box office success.

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