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    The Railway Man (Vintage War) (Paperback) By (author) Eric Lomax

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    DescriptionThis 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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    The Railway Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Lomax
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 176 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099597551
    ISBN 10: 0099597551

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BGH, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    BIC subject category V2: JWXR, HBW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1FPJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, BIO008000
    DC23: 940.547252092
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL, DNBH1, JWXR
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    03 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    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