The Bridges at Toko Ri (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Bridges at Toko Ri (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by James A. Michener

Hardcover(Library Binding - THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY)

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Overview

Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, trained but frightened, facing an an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808553878
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 01/28/1973
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

February 3, 1907

Date of Death:

October 16, 1997

Place of Death:

Austin, Texas

Education:

B.A. in English and history (summa cum laude), Swarthmore College, 1929; A.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1937.

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BabyKiller More than 1 year ago
This book pays tribute to the unsung hero's that defend and fight this Nations wars, a true masterpiece that is fiction but, gets to the truth about those who fight courageously. Read this book now, then see the movie base on the book. If you never served and this story doesn't humble you, your a slacker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for summer reading. I usually enjoy reading very much, but i couldn't stand this book. I read 15 pages carefully, and i basically couldn't understand anything! I do not reccomend this book to anybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing account of the Forgotten War. The perils that men face is depicted in an extraoridinary manner. War is a realm of life that few will ever experience, and Mr. Michener tells the trials and tribulaitons of war with a poets heart. Read this book to see a different approach on war; read this book to enjoy a deeper meaning of why men fight and die for thier country.
Cecrow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An early work by Michener. Simpler language than I expected from him, but then the characterizations kicked in and the evocation of time and place. A reflection upon the purpose and necessity of wars that the general public pays little attention to; might speak just as well to today's Afghanistan. A respectful salute to under-appreciated men of war. Fifty years on, this is still a great read.
LivelyLady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Must have been an early Michener. Definitely not developed like other books by him. This is about a pilot in the Korean War. Did not seem to have much research or story.
mmallory on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have loved Michener's books since I first read Centennial in 7th grade...even the 200 pages on dinosaurs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for some insight into the Korean War. This gave a shot look at life in and around a carrier that I could not have gotten elsewhere . Pretty good
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He sat on the bed, waiting patiently.