The Bridges at Toko-ri

The Bridges at Toko-ri

Book - 1982
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In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as well as their lives on the ground. Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears. They are American fighter pilots. Together they face an enemy they do not understand, knowing their only hope for survival is to win.
Praise for The Bridges at Toko-Ri
"A vivid and moving story, as well as an exciting one . . . The humanity of the people is deeply felt." -- Chicago Tribune
"The Banshees screaming over Korea, the perilous landings on an aircraft carrier deck 'bouncing around like a derelict rowboat,' a helicopter rescue from the freezing waters . . . all are stirringly rendered." -- The Denver Post
"Michener's best . . . a story of action, ideas, and civilization's responsibilities." -- Saturday Review
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1982, c1953.
ISBN: 9780449206515
Branch Call Number: PS3525.I19 B7 1982
Characteristics: 126 p. ; 18 cm.


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Dec 15, 2015

Why does a book written by James Michener show up in a search for author Steve Berry?

thebookguy Nov 29, 2011

The DVD of the terrific film version of this has just become unavailable. The heroism of the Bridges ends up in a ditch in Korea. Why cant NYPL obtain a replacement DVD?


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