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The railway man : a POW's searing account of war, ... Read More

Lomax, Eric.(Author).

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Covington Branch 940.5472 L839r 1995 (Text) 33126019859218 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 039334407X
  • ISBN: 9780393344073
  • Physical Description: 288 p. : map ; 21cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY. : W. W. Norton, [2014?], c1995.

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First published as a Norton paperback, 2012.
Summary, etc.:
A POW's account of war, brutality and forgiveness. ... Read More
Subject: Lomax, Eric.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 > Conscript labor.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, Scottish.
Burma-Siam Railroad > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities.
Prisoners of war > Thailand > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Great Britain > Biography.

  • Baker & Taylor
    A World War II British prisoner of war tells of the brutal treatment he endured during his captivity at the hands of Japanese soldiers and how, fifty years later, he met and forgave the Japanese man involved in his torture.
  • WW Norton
    Eric Lomax, sent to Malaya in World War II, was taken prisoner by the Japanese and put to punishing work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. After the radio he illicitly helped to build in order to follow war news was discovered, he was subjected to two years of starvation and torture. He would never forget the interpreter at these brutal sessions. Fifty years after returning home from the war, marrying, and gaining the strength from his wife Patti to fight his demons, he learned the interpreter was alive. Through letters and meeting with his former torturer, Lomax bravely moved beyond bitterness drawing on an extraordinary will to extend forgiveness.Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
  • WW Norton
    Winner of the PEN/Ackerley PrizeThe Railway Man is a remarkable memoir of forgiveness—a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past.

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