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Bridges to Survival

4.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Nineteen-year-old Harry Reeves, a new recruit to the OSS, is about to enter Italy behind enemy lines. The Margot team’s mission is to stop the flow of German troops and materiel pouring into Italy by destroying bridges crossing the Adige River and tunnels leading from the Brenner Pass. Harry enters Italy a naive teenager seeking adventure. And he finds plenty! As he ...more
Paperback, Second, 496 pages
Published 2014 by (first published January 1st 2013)
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Susan Hirtz
Jun 19, 2015 Susan Hirtz rated it it was amazing
It isn’t often I give a book 5 stars in my reviews. Those I tend to reserve for especially fine, well written and enjoyable page turners. This is one of those.

J. A. Stallings has written an exceptionally researched tale, based on first person research in the mountains of Northern Italy and on information she gleaned from the archives of available information on the Office of Strategic Services in the CIA Library and on stolen art in the archives of the National Gallery. She has a wonderfully vib
Jul 28, 2015 Gigi rated it really liked it
Jane Stallings’ book, Bridges to Survival, is a well-written and interesting account of a young man who wrestles with his conscience as he is blowing up bridges and tunnels to stop Hitler’s invasion of Italy. It includes a touching portrayal of the friendships among men during war time. Their dialogue and joking is infectious. Stallings’ language is crisp and descriptive with many beautiful images. One important aspect of the book is the landscape of northern Italy, just west of Venice. ...more
Oct 27, 2013 Lisarose rated it it was amazing
I've read review copies along the way as this meticulously researched World War II thriller has made it's way towards completion. The final version has turned out to be a real old-fashioned page turner. It's a bit challenging to provide an unbiased review of this book as the author is my mother and I am so proud of her I can barely stand it. I watched her grow in power as as a writer as she she took her main characters towards manhood in this amazing thriller. The plot includes Nazi art theft, ...more
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Author: J. A. Stallings lived her first twenty years in Indiana. Throughout her high school and college years, she wrote poems and short stories. She started her professional life as a teacher of forty multicultural fourth grade children in Long Beach, California. This was a great learning opportunity for teacher and students. Everyone survived, and the children attended her wedding. After her ...more
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