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    The Railway Man: A True Story of War, Remembrance and Forgiveness (Paperback) By (author) Eric Lomas, By (author) Eric Lomax

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    Description"A TIMELY BOOK THAT TOUCHES UPON GREAT ISSUES. . . . He contributes monumentally to our understanding of war and remembrance."--The Boston GlobeThroughout his childhood Eric Lomax possessed a passion for trains. In an ironic twist of fate, he was captured by the Japanese during World War II and sent to Thailand to work on the infamous Burma-Siam railroad, the barbaric project that claimed the lives of 250,000 men. There he constructed a radio to bring news of the war and secretly drew a map of the railroad. For this, Lomax suffered brutal and incessant torture and interrogation. Standing by through it all was Nagase Takashi, a young Japanese soldier who translated the captor's questions and Lomax's replies. Fifty years later, Lomax sought out this Japanese tormentor, meeting him on a hillside overlooking the River Kwai Bridge. But Lomax's object in meeting Takashi again was not revenge. It was reconciliation.Here is a remarkable true story of forgiveness--a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. A classic war autobiography, The Railway Man is a powerful tale of survival and of the human capacity to understand even those who have done us unthinkable harm."[Lomax] has a straightforward story and he tells it quietly and with dignity. But at the end one feels the old dramatic shock: an amazed, even fearful suspicion that the curtain on eternity was pulled back slightly, for a moment."--The New York Times Book Review"An extraordinary book."--People


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    Title
    The Railway Man
    Subtitle
    A True Story of War, Remembrance and Forgiveness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Lomas, By (author) Eric Lomax
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345406682
    ISBN 10: 0345406680
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, BIO008000
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York