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    DescriptionDuring the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.


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    Title
    The Railway Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Lomax
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099583844
    ISBN 10: 0099583844
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, JWXR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FM
    Libri: ENGM1075, ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Libri: WELT3015
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027120, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1FM
    Libri: GEFA7000, P0041422
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    DC23: 940.547252092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHWR7, NHWL, DNBH1, JWXR
    Illustrations note
    maps (black and white)
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    31 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He died in October 2012.
    Review quote
    "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 "When I turned to the book, the complexity of Lomax's emotions came alive and burned off the page" Independent "Of all the billions of words that have been written about the Second World War, with the exception of Churchill's Nobel Prize winning history, it is not an exaggeration to say there is no account of it more worth reading that this. Wistfully romantic, historically important, startling, horrifying and ultimately electrifyingly uplifting, The Railway Man is as indispensable as any book can be." -- Tom Peck Independent
    Review text
    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