The Bridge Over the River Kwai

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

A Novel

Book - 2007
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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.

Baker & Taylor
A classic novel of the Pacific theater of the Second World War re-creates the events surrounding the construction of a Japanese supply bridge over the River Kwai by British prisoners-of-war during World War II. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Presidio Press, 2007, c1982
Edition: Presidio Press trade pbk. ed
Description: 207 p
ISBN: 9780891419136
Branch Call Number: Boul
Additional Contributors: Fielding, Xan.


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Mar 12, 2017

This short novel carries a powerful punch. The British Colonel Nicholson is the exemplary solider; he is the epitome of courage, leadership, hard work and determination. These ideals become tangible when the construction for a bridge begins and Nicholson and his troops are required to build it in a Japanese labor camp.

Nov 10, 2013

A look at pride and duty. A sub plot(written in the 50;s) is the patronizing view of the British to people of colour, A quick read that has a variance to the film. Worth reading.

Apr 14, 2012

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