The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

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Eric Lomax was a prisoner of war, forced to work on the Burma-Siam railway in 1943, and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Two years ago he met one of his torturers again. This is the story of their reconciliation.

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A naive young man, a radio enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the Railway of Death - the Japanese line from Thailand and Burma. This was the most disastrous engineering project in history, which killed 250,000 Allied prisoners and Thai labourers. Lomax helped to build a radio so that he and his comrades could follow news of the war. The Japanese discovered the radio and Lomax was exhaustively and brutally tortured. One of his tormentors was a young Japanese interpreter; Lomax never forgot him. Despite an outwardly successful life, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences and could never share them with anyone. ALmost 50 years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive. This is the story of a tragic life and a transformed old age.

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SKU GOR002818969
Title The Railway Man
Author By (author) Eric Lomax
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0224041878
ISBN 13 9780224041874
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1996. Winner of AT & T Non-Fiction Award 1996. Winner of J.R. Ackerley Prize 1996. Winner of Esquire/Apple/Waterstone Non-Fiction Award 1995. Shortlisted for McVities Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year 1995.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

A naive young man, a radio enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the Railway of Death - the Japanese line from Thailand and Burma. This was the most disastrous engineering project in history, which killed 250,000 Allied prisoners and Thai labourers. Lomax helped to build a radio so that he and his comrades could follow news of the war. The Japanese discovered the radio and Lomax was exhaustively and brutally tortured. One of his tormentors was a young Japanese interpreter; Lomax never forgot him. Despite an outwardly successful life, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences and could never share them with anyone. ALmost 50 years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive. This is the story of a tragic life and a transformed old age.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002818969
Title The Railway Man
Author By (author) Eric Lomax
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0224041878
ISBN 13 9780224041874
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1996. Winner of AT & T Non-Fiction Award 1996. Winner of J.R. Ackerley Prize 1996. Winner of Esquire/Apple/Waterstone Non-Fiction Award 1995. Shortlisted for McVities Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year 1995.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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