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

James A. Michener

Inhe unsuccessfully ran as a Democratic Party candidate for a seat in the U. The author states in My Lost Mexico that at times he would spend 12 to 15 hours per day at his typewriter for weeks on end, and that he used so much paper, his filing system had trouble keeping up.

This may seem like just another example of a true story with a sad ending. The small and agile children could apparently move up to the tanks unseen more easily than adults. The title of the books refers to an actual bridge on the Austria-Hungary border near the village of Andau.

By September of we had accepted 35, Hungarian refugees. He used this approach for nearly all of his subsequent novels, which were based on detailed historical, cultural, and even geological research. Written soon after the events it chronicles, and published during the ongoing general strike that started soon after the Soviet reoccupation, the book serves to give the reader an idea of the middle years of the Cold War.

Kennedy as the 35th President. Inthey divorced, and the same year Michener married his second wife, Vange Nord. This was likely a useful viewpoint inbut today it feels quaint and much of his fears never came to pass. Inhe married Patti Koon. He wrote about that experience in a political science text Presidential Lottery: One of the three cases that I studied extensively was the Hungarian revolution.

Small, wiry, quick to anger, they have finely chiseled faces and bodies admirably adapted to games. Overall, thirty thousand Hungarian casualties resulted from this two-week battle. After graduating summa cum laude inwith a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History, he traveled and studied in Scotland at the University of St Andrews in the medieval town of St.

The United States was initially reluctant to accept Hungarians and greeted the first few arrivals very poorly. My copy of Bridge at Andau is well-worn.


These looked roughly like anti-tank mines. Over the years, Mari Michener played a major role in helping direct his donations. He traveled throughout the South Pacific Ocean on various assignments which he gained because his base commanders mistakenly thought his father was Admiral Marc Mitscher.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. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels.5/5(3). 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".

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Bridge at Andau

Complete text of the hardback copy/5(). James Albert Michener (/ ˈ m ɪ tʃ n ər /; February 3, – October 16, ) was an American author of more than 40 books, most of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history.

Michener had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the. The Bridge at Andau is a nonfiction book by James Michener chronicling the Hungarian Revolution of Michener was living in Austria in the s.

The Bridge at Andau

He was at the border of Austria and Hungary during the period in Author: James A. Michener.

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