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

A World War II British prisoner of war tells of the brutal treatment he endured during his captivity at the hands of Japanese soldiers and how, fifty years later, he met and forgave the Japanese man involved in his torture.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039334407X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A World War II British prisoner of war tells of the brutal treatment he endured during his captivity at the hands of Japanese soldiers and how, fifty years later, he met and forgave the Japanese man involved in his torture.

The Railway Man

This a story of survival and of courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam railway. Fifty years later he met one his tormentors.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099582311

Category: Burma-Siam Railroad

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This a story of survival and of courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam railway. Fifty years later he met one his tormentors.

Railway Man A POW s Searing Account of War Brutality and Forgiveness

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.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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. From The Railway Man: The passion for trains and railroads is, I have been told, incurable. I have also learned that there is no cure for torture. These two afflictions have been intimately linked in the course of my life, and yet through some chance combination of luck and grace I have survived them both. I was born in Edinburgh, in the lowlands of Scotland, in 1919. My father was an official in the General Post Office there, a career which he had started as a boy of 16 and which he intended me to imitate to the letter. He was fascinated by telephony and telegraphy, and I grew up in a world in which tinkering and inventing and making were honoured past-times. I vividly remember the first time that my father placed a giant set of headphones around my ears and I heard, through the hiss and buzz of far-off-energies, a disembodied human voice. In the worst times, much later, when I thought I was about to die in pain and shock at the hands of men who could not imagine anything of my life, who had no respect for who I was or my history, I might have wished that my father had had a different passion. But in the 1920s, technology was still powerful and beautiful without being menacing. Who would have thought that a radio, for example, could cause terrible harm? It seemed to be a wonderful instrument by which people could speak to each other; and yet I heard Hitler ranting over airwaves, and saw two men beaten to death for their part in making such an instrument, and suffered for my own part in it for a half a century.

The Railway Man

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The Railway Man

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.

Author: Eric Lomax

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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."

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The Railway Station Man

Helen has retreated to the remote north-west coast of Ireland to paint the sea and the shore, and to be alone with her past.

Author: Jennifer Johnston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472226003

Category: Fiction

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Helen has retreated to the remote north-west coast of Ireland to paint the sea and the shore, and to be alone with her past. English war hero Roger Hawthorne has settled in the neglected railway station house nearby. Mutilated and sick at heart, with the help of a young lad he has begun painstakingly to restore the derelict branch line station. Soon Roger and Helen form a bond which, over gramophone music, dancing and champagne, deepens into love. But Helen, enjoying her first taste of happiness in years, is to learn just how brutally fleeting it can be.

The Railway Man

Heisinfuriated by their pettiness but unable to tell them the truth of what he had
been through. Like most veterans of the Death Railway he stayed silent. That is,
he stayed silent in the daytime. His nights were filled with rages and nightmares.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409087875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During 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.

The Railway Man and His Children

77 THE RAILWAY MAN AND HIS CHILDREN BY MRS . OLIPHANT IN TWO
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"The Railway Man and His Children" by Mrs. Oliphant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Last Secret

Author: E Lomax

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India S Railway Man

Respected, loved and equally hated, this book covers the amazing story of one man-his perseverance, beliefs, and public and private battles. India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan is a tribute to this extraordinary man.

Author: Rajendra B. Aklekar

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9788129145215

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Sreedharan's expertise and foresight-on behalf of those not as richly blessed as he was-ensured that political will was converted into a multipurpose railway project. The [Chithoni railway link] bridge was completed eleven weeks ahead of schedule and proved to be helpful to one and all. Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train-the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Both the projects were up and running in seven years flat and the man in charge was Dr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the Railway Man. He has been hailed as the messiah of new-age infrastructure projects and his success stories have become railway engineering benchmark. Respected, loved and equally hated, this book covers the amazing story of one man-his perseverance, beliefs, and public and private battles. India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan is a tribute to this extraordinary man.

The Railway Man and His Children

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The Railway Man s Last Year By a Minister

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The Railway Man and His Children Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Margaret Wilson Oliphant

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Excerpt from The Railway Man and His Children The party in question were seated in a verandah in the cool Of the day when the sun was out Of sight. They had all been gasping in semi-darkness through the heat, and now had come to life again to enjoy a little gossip, before entering upon the real business of dining and the amusements Of the evening. The ladies sat up in their chairs, and the men put themselves at least in a moral attitude of attention as the two figures went slowly across the square. One feels a little caught in spite Of oneself by the sudden appearance Of a person who has been under discussion at the moment he or she appears. There is a guilty sense that walls have ears, and that a bird Of the air may carry the matter. It was a relief to everybody when the pair had passed and were seen no more. They went slowly, for the lady had a couple Of little children clinging to her hands. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Railway Man and His Children Vol 2 of 3 Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Railway Man and His Children, Vol. 2 of 3 Yes, he is rather a dreadful spectacle, said Lady Leighton. Now, one wonders he likes to exhibit himself about the world, where he once was so well known in another way. There's nothing so strange as human vanity, Mr. Rowland. I think he rather likes to show as a sort of prize example of suffering and misery. It's a distinction in its way. He had the distinction of being one of the handsomest men of his day, and of behaving more badly than almost anybody else, and now he's the most deplorable sufferer - always the first you know, whatever he's at. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Railway Age

EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE TO THE RAILWAY AGE . Guadaljara , Mex . ,
March 10 , 1898 . The Railway Age is the frequent recipient of inquiries as to the
opportunities that Mexico offers in the way of employment for railway men ...

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