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Bridges at Toko-Ri

James A. Michener

Bridges at Toko-Ri

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Published by Fawcett .
Written in English


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ISBN 100449234452
ISBN 109780449234457


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The Bridges of Toko-Ri is a novella by America author James A. Michener. The book tells the story of the United States Pilots in the Korean War as they undertake a mission to destroy the protected bridges in the enemy territory.

This is a vivid and moving novella and really does pack a punch.4/5. "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" is an early James Michener novel about the Korean War, and about the men who were sent to fight it. Harry Brubaker, a veteran of the Second World War, was a lawyer with a family when the war started and the Navy recalled him to active by: 8.

The Bridges of Toko-ri Book Summary and Study Guide. James A. Michener Booklist James A. Michener Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Bridges of Toko-ri ; James Michener's Korean War novel is about Navy fighter pilot Harry Brubaker, the finest flier aboard the carrier USS Savo.

He is unhappy to be in this unpublicized and. The Bridges at Toko-Ri: A Novel - Kindle edition by Michener, James A., Berry, Steve. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Bridges at Toko-Ri: A Novel/5().

Directed by Mark Robson. With William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney. Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges.

The ending of this grim war drama is all tension/10(K). For many Americans, The Bridges at Toko-Ri remains their only experience of the Forgotten War. Frequent contributor Don Hollway thanks Richard Kaufman for his photos, video and recollections of his friend James Michener and flying the “Toko-ri” mission, as well as Christina Thorin for sharing photos and memo­ries of her : Guy Aceto.

I have heard the Korean War described as America's "forgotten war," so I was eager to read James Michener's "The Bridges at Toko-Ri." A short novel about United States fighter pilots taking part in the Korean conflict, this book is an entertaining, and often very thoughtful, story of this plot of the book is driven by a daring plan to destroy the strategic bridges of the by: 8.

What did you like best about The Bridges at Toko-Ri. What did you like least. I read the book years ago, and recently re-watched the movie again. I had forgotten how closely they two media followed each other; a rare happenstance in many books to movies.

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If this book is coverless, it may have been reported to the publisher as “unsold or destroyed” and neither the author nor the publisher may have received payment for it. A Fawcett Crest Book Published by Ballantine 4/5(32). The Bridges at Toko-Ri () Plot. Showing all 2 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Summaries.

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Other articles where The Bridges at Toko-Ri is discussed: Mark Robson: Films of the s: The Bridges at Toko-Ri (), from a Michener novel, was a popular Korean War tale starring William Holden as a navy bomber pilot recalled to active duty, much to the dismay of his wife (played by Grace Kelly).

Robson next made A Prize of Gold. About The Bridges at Toko-Ri. 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.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri by Michener, James A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Reviewed by Glenn Erickson.

James Michener's The Bridges at Toko-Ri told the sad story of yet another clash between East and West, to add to the dozens in his Tales of the South Pacific. Immediately after the Korean conflict, Paramount put together this exciting aviation film, with a suitably dour tone that was the only possible way to approach the recent police action.

A novel about the men on an aircraft carrier in the Korean War whose primary objective was to destroy the bridges at Toko-ri From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review/5(7).

Editorial Reviews. Following so quickly the global drama of World War II, the Korean War inspired few films. Director Mark Robson made one of them inI Want You, while the war was stillafter the war had cooled, he directed The Bridges at Toko-Ri, based on the novel by the reliable and extremely popular James film has all the thrills and suspense of the best air /5(2).

The planes and ships of U.S. Navy Task Force 77 have a mission and that is to destroy the bridges at Toko-Ri in North Korea thereby slowing the flow of men and material to the communist forces in the south.

But the bridges are located in a narrow valley between steep mountains and the air route in and out of the valley is heavily fortified. "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" winning a Special Effects Oscar® - Duration: Osc views. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (The Remake) - Duration:   The Bridges at Toko-Ri: A Novel - Ebook written by James A.

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This group of rail bridges became known to the public as ‘Toko-ri’.” A U.S. Navy Douglas AD-2 Skyraider from attack squadron VA Rustlers attacking a bridge in North Korea, in October VA was assigned to Carrier Air Group (CVG) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer (CV) for a deployment to Korea from 2 March to   Overview of The Bridges at Toko-Ri,directed by Mark Robson, with William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, at Turner Classic Movies.

Before there was Maverick, there was Brubaker though William Holden’s ace Navy pilot in The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a little more by-the-book, sporting the iconic flight jacket per regulations over his khaki shirt, black tie, and “aviation green” trousers.

USS BENNINGTON. NOT BENNINGTON BUT GOOD STORIES RETURN TO: NOT BENNINGTON BUT GOOD STORIES LIST THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI: The Real Story by CAPT Paul N. Gray, USN, Ret, USNA '41, former CO of VF Recently, some friends saw the movie "The Bridges at Toko-ri" on late night TV.

After seeing it, they said, "You planned and led the raid. The Bridges at Toko-Ri. K likes. The screen's explosively real drama of love and war!Followers: K. The Bridges of Toko-ri was originally a novella by author James A Michener and was published in and later on the novella was depicted as a movie in The Bridges at Toko-Ri is set during the Korean War, and focuses on the efforts of American Navy fighter pilots, to take out the heavily guarded bridges set in a narrow valley in North Korea.

The Bridges At Toko-ri () About book: While reading this I wondered what other fictional accounts were out there about the Korean War.

I searched Listopia and found one list about the Korean war. In contains 92 books and all are nonfiction. The Bridges at Toko-Ri / Caravans / Sayonara / The Source by James A. Michener. Selected writings by James A. Michener.

Adventures in Two Worlds / The Bridges at Toko-ri / Kiss Me Again, Stranger / Rivets / The Silent World / Story of Aviation / The Swimming Pool / /5(8). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Bridges at Toko-Ri by James A. Michener (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). Buy a cheap copy of The Bridges at Toko-Ri book. Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly Free shipping over $ The complex operations of a task force in February Korean waters range from sea to land and air as the vulnerable but elusive bridges of Toko-Ri, over which pass Communist supplies for the central and eastern fronts and which are guarded by concentrated mountains, narrow passes and gun emplacements, are the targets for destruction.

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# MovieMonday - Based on the novella by James Michener, "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" () was produced with the full cooperation of the U.S. Navy which allowed filming on USS Oriskany and USS Kearsarge. Star William Holden was even trained to taxi an F9F Panther for close-up shots.

"The Bridges at Toko-Ri" is an early James Michener novel about the Korean War, and about the men who were sent to fight it. Harry Brubaker, a veteran of the Second World War, was a lawyer with a family when the war started and the Navy recalled him to active duty/5(87).

The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Bridges at Toko-Ri: A Novel at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(7).

“Where do we get such men”. A famous quote from a famous story called “The Bridges of Toko Ri by James Michener. After losing his favorite fighter pilot and SAR helicopter crew to enemy action, Admiral Tarrant, on the bridge of his carrier watches as two F-9 Panther jets prepare to launch on a combat mission over Korea uttered these closing lines: “Where do we get such men.

THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI by Michener, James A. Seller John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB Published [] Condition A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bridges at Toko-ri, an important early novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, won high praise on publication as “Michener’s best a story of action, ideas and civilization’s responsibilities” (Saturday Review).

In this powerful work about the Korean war, “Michener’s prose is fluid and rich, beautifully descriptive, precise. Based on a book by James Michener, as he will have to bomb the bridges at Toko-Ri. These bridges quickly take on a symbolic significance, embodying defiance of the enemy, and Tarrant spouts the party line about how destroying them will send a strong message to the Communists – a key speech which underlines the film’s support of the war.The Bridges at Toko-Ri begins slowly, and takes some little time to establish its intentions, but it builds to a very cool and thought-provoking conclusion.

(Reviewed 22nd October ) Click below for a free preview of the Kindle book, The Films of Grace Kelly.Paramount's $, purchase of the book in July caused some controversy, as M-G-M had recently acquired an article by Michener titled "Forgotten Heroes of Korea," which was similar in theme to The Bridges at Toko-Ri.