A book report on the bridge at andau by james a michener

He also understands that, inmuch of the world is still on the fence about the James Michener was right there at the Bridge at Andau, watching and helping some of theHungarian refugees that fled to safety into Austria in the weeks following the five-day Revolution in Throughout the book one is constantly reminded of how ingenuity and will can succeed in the face of severe disadvantage.

Michener is clearly worried about the spread of Communism, a fear that means next to nothing in House of Representatives from Pennsylvaniaa decision he later considered a misstep. While the book is of a historical event based upon interviews with eyewitnesses, the story is told largely through composite characters or characters based on real people whose names were changed, either for their safety or the safety of family left behind.

The title of the books refers to an actual bridge on the Austria-Hungary border near the village of Andau. Centennialwhich documented several generations of families in the Rocky Mountains of the American Westwas adapted as a popular part television miniseries of the same name and aired on the National Broadcasting Company NBC television network from October through February Michener does an awful lot of speculating about the future for Hungary and Hungarians, both in governing and social roles.

Let the Kremlin sleep on that. On October 16,he died of kidney failure, at age He used this approach for nearly all of his subsequent novels, which were based on detailed historical, cultural, and even geological research.

He was at the border of Austria and Hungary during the period in which a significant wave of refugees fled Hungary.

While this revolution ultimately failed, it was a powerful underdog story that revealed the brutality of the USSR.

The third wave, a fullof thewere, he says, not brave enough to fight in the revolution and jumped ship when the going got worse, thus did not earn the right to flee and are not befitting of hero refugee status. These looked roughly like anti-tank mines.

Biography[ edit ] Michener wrote that he did not know who his biological parents were, or exactly when or where he was born. The Soviets came with tanks, but the Hungarians had only the few small-arms that they could liberate from those military barracks that sided with the revolutionaries.

Overall, thirty thousand Hungarian casualties resulted from this two-week battle. He wrote about that experience in a political science text Presidential Lottery: Michener was living in Austria in the s.

It was this type of lawless injustice that led to the revolt. And, yes, Hungarians are hotties, at least the ones I met in Budapest were.

This may seem like just another example of a true story with a sad ending. But as a historian, Michener might have toned it down a notch for the sake of accuracy.

In it, he suggested alternate systems, including using a direct popular vote by majority for the office of President of the United States.The Bridge at Andau is James A.

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Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels.5/5(3).

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by James A. Michener. Starting at $ Fires of Spring/5(2). A superb reporter gives his readers — in human terms- the story of the Hungarian revolution, as he learned through the refugees he helped to safety across the bridge at Andau — a bridge "across whose unsteady planks fled the soul of a nation".

The Bridge at Andau by Michener, James A., Bridge at Andau by James Michener, First Edition. You Searched For: Author/Artist etc.: james michener, Condition: Fine. First Edition.

The Book is in fine condition only very light tanning it may have never been read. Across this bridge fled thousands of people escaping the punishment for the. The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the fall ofthere was a revolt in Hungary against the Soviet-puppet leadership.

While this revolution ultimately failed, it was a powerful underdog story that revealed the brutality of the USSR.

Novelist James Michener was one of the journalists. The Bridge at Andau is a nonfiction book by James Michener chronicling the Hungarian Revolution of Michener was living in Austria in the s. He was at the border of Austria and Hungary during the period in Author: James A.

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