Books: Sacrifices of the Few

THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI (147 pp.)—James A. Michener—Random House ($2.50).

Lieut. Harry Brubaker, 29, was a naval aviator, and both a brave and fearful man. He was brave enough to be chosen to go in low and attack the enemy bridges at Toko-ri in Korea; he was honestly fearful of the heavy Communist flak, of the icy sea in which a ditched flyer could last only 20 minutes, and, indeed, of landing a jet on a pitching carrier.

But mostly Brubaker was resentful. Why pick on him? He had come back from flying in World War II and married the girl he loved....

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