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Very good in very good dust jacket. no writing or other such marks. dust jacket has light edge wear and the price is clipped. xi, 270 pages. illus. 21 cm. Includes Illustrations. the very human story of an insignificant bridge leading from hungary to the border with austria which became the place where tens of thousands found their way, in the days of the revolt of 1956 against the soviet imposed government, to the west.
Very engrossing story of the 1956 hungarian uprising, which sadly has largely faded from our collective memory. Still, there was undaunted heroism and it presaged by many years the very same nationalist surges that ultimately brought down the Soviet empire. Very readable, but the part about the torture of prisoners is revolting. Be warned.
May 24, 2007
Not James Michner as you normally expect. However the book is right on a little known historical event. Some of the people in the book are composites instead of 100% authentic. This is used to condense the details. I enjoyed reading the book.
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