Books: Hungarian Martyrs

THE BRIDGE AT ANDAU (270 pp.)—James A. Michener— Random House ($3.50).

Through World War II (Tales of the South Pacific) and Korea (The Bridges at Toko-Ri), James A. Michener kept his sense of gaiety and gallantry. The Hungarian revolution of October-November 1956 left him with nothing but anger and a good reporter's determination to put the whole cruel, confused and courageous episode on the record.

In Korea the bridges used by the North Korean army were a device on which Michener could focus a narrative of plain warfare. In the more complex ideological war of...