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The bridge over the River Kwai : a novel

Author: Pierre Boulle; Xan Fielding
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Presidio Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
War fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Boulle; Xan Fielding
ISBN: 9780891419136 0891419136
OCLC Number: 148836939
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Vanguard Press, 1954.
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Pont de la rivière Kwaï.
Responsibility: Pierre Boulle ; translated by Xan Fielding.
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1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as the Allies race to destroy the bridge, Nicholson must decide which will be the first casualty: his patriotism or his pride. -- Publisher description.

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