The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1957]
The Bridge at Andau by James A Michener
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  BANTAM BOOKS
Vintage mass market paperback. Cover has some wear along spine and a small spot of what looks like sticker damage. Inside pages read perfect w/ some tanning.
At four o'clock in the morning on a Sunday in November 1956, the city of Budapest was awakened by the shattering sound of Russian tanks tearing the city apart. The Hungarian revolution -- five brief, glorious days of freedom that had yielded a glimpse at a different kind of future -- was over.
But there was a bridge at Andau, on the Austrian border, and if a Hungarian could reach that bridge, he was nearly free. It was about the most inconsequential bridge in Europe, but by an accident of history it became, for a few flaming weeks, one of the most important bridges in the world, for across its unsteady planks fled the soul of a nation...
Here is James A. Michener at his most gripping with a historic account of a people in desperate revolt, a true story as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling works of fiction.