The Railway Man

The Railway Man

History , Asian History
Paperback Published on: 06/06/1996
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The Railway Man
Redemption in Iron
It’s no surprise that when Eric Lomax discovered the whereabouts of the man who had watched him being tortured time and again, standing by as the flesh was... READ MORE
David Learner



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 and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came to terms with what had happened and, fifty years after the terrible events, was able to meet one of his tormentors.

The Railway Man is an incredible story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

Winner of the Waterstones Esquire Award for Non-Fiction, the JR Ackerley Prize and the NCR Book Award.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099582311
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Railway Man
A fantastic true story
One of the best books I've ever read, Eric Lomax has a truly inspirational story. I will read this book over and over again. If you're looking to casually... READ MORE
The Railway Man
This is a great book
This is an astonishing and deeply moving story of life and death at the hands of the Imperial Japanese army. Don’t be put off; this is a very readable book... READ MORE
The Railway Man
This book starts off describing, essentially, a bit of a geek. He loves railways and trams and knows no other life. Then he joins the army and his whole wo... READ MORE
The Railway Man
Never again
A compelling and difficult read. Having had three
distant family members who suffered at the hands
of the Japanese whilst building this railway I&#... READ MORE