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The Railway Man: A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness

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The Railway Man: A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

THE RAILWAY MAN is a remarkable memoir of forgiveness --- a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. Eric Lomax, sent to Malaya in World War II, was taken prisoner by the Japanese and put to punishing work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. After the radio he illicitly helped to build in order to follow war news was discovered, he was subjected to two years of starvation and torture. He would never forget the interpreter at these brutal sessions. Fifty years after returning home from the war, marrying, and gaining the strength from his wife Patti to fight his demons, he learned the interpreter was alive. Through letters and meeting with his former torturer, Lomax bravely moved beyond bitterness drawing on an extraordinary will to extend forgiveness.

The Railway Man: A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness
by Eric Lomax

  • Publication Date: June 1, 2008
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393334988
  • ISBN-13: 9780393334982