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The Railway Man : Vintage War - Eric Lomax

The Railway Man

Vintage War


Published: 3rd April 2014
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RRP $17.99

This is the story of innocence betrayed, of passion and curiosity about the world of machines turned nightmarish and punished by the cruelty of which only humans are capable. It is also a story of survival and courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam Railway. Fifty years later he met one of his tormentors.



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    Comments about The Railway Man:

    everyone should read this book. it shows what can happen in a war situation. forgiveness is very hard to find after you have been treated like this. you can also understand the position of the Japanese position do it or you would be shot or worse. not a pleasant alterative. a great read. a very brave man

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    'What a great book. What a great man.' - Harry Ritchie, Daily Mail

    'Forget the grueling films, just read the brilliant books.' - Independent

    'This beautiful, awkward book tells the story of a fine and awkward man. Here, I think, is an account that rises above mere timeliness and comes near to being a classic of autobiography.' - Ian Jack, Guardian

    ISBN: 9780099597551
    ISBN-10: 0099597551
    Series: Vintage War
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 322
    Published: 3rd April 2014
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.6  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.18
    Edition Number: 1