At Four O Clock In The Morning On A Sunday In November , 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 NationHere 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
Tales of the South Pacific , which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.Toward the end of his life, he created the Journey Prize, awarded annually for the year s best short story published by an emerging Canadian writer founded an MFA program now, named the Michener Center for Writers, at the University of Texas at Austin and made substantial contributions to the James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, best known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and a room containing Michener s own typewriter, books, and various memorabilia.Michener s entry in Who s Who in America says he was born on Feb 3, 1907 But he said in his 1992 memoirs that the circumstances of his birth remained cloudy and he did not know just when he was born or who his parents were.
- 271 pages
- The Bridge at Andau
- James A. Michener
- 19 May 2018 James A. Michener