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 ...
Author: Pierre Boulle
Publisher: Presidio Press
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.
It will suffice to mention here that Dr. Steiner, who died in 1925, left a legacy of
fundamental books and more than 6000 lectures on his spiritual investigations as
a conscious clairvoyant. There he describes in detail life after death and ...
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book contains communications from Sigwart, a young musician, to his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Rudolf Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, this book will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of everyone, regardless of background.
Author: Gale, Cengage LearningPublish On: 2016-06-29
This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle's "The Bridge over River Kwai," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite the cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyelding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span.
At any rate, the unrest over here is often terrible; too many and too varied
elements are embattling and interpenetrating each other. It takes great willpower
to remaintranquil, but impatience succeeds even less. I can only look quietly into
This book contains communications from a young musician named Sigwart to his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Rudolf Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, it will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of all persuasions.
The boy looks up As the grieving sound of his own begetting Keeps on , And his
willow mother mars her mirror Of the lake with tears . It is cold and snowing And
the snow is falling into the river . On the bridge , lit by the white shadow of The ...
Re-creating the story of this remarkable leader with tremendous skill and narrative flair, and drawing on many original interviews with Second World War POWs from the Asian theatre, The Colonel of Tamarkan is a riveting blend of biography ...
Author: Julie Summers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". While a brilliant performance, it owed more to fiction than fact, as the man who actually commanded the POWs ordered to build the infamous bridges -- there were in fact two: one wooden, one concrete -- was cut from very different cloth. Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey was the senior officer among the 2,000-odd Allied servicemen incarcerated in Tamarkan prison camp, and as such had to comply with the Japanese orders to help construct their Thailand-Burma railway. With malnutrition, disease and brutality their constant companions, it was a near-impossible task for soldiers who had already endured terrible privations -- and one which they knew would be in the service of their enemy. But under Toosey's careful direction, a subtle balancing act between compliance and subversion, the Allied inmates not only survived but regained some sense of self-respect. Re-creating the story of this remarkable leader with tremendous skill and narrative flair, and drawing on many original interviews with Second World War POWs from the Asian theatre, THE COLONEL OF TAMARKAN is a riveting blend of biography and history.
First. Bridge. over. the. First. River. It. is hard to imagine a time when there were
no bridges over the Mississippi River. ... If they were not made by nature itself—a
broken tree limb fallen across a stream or stones scattered in a river—they were ...
Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
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Glass Manufactory , act amended .. 47 46 1832. Bridge over the river Delaware ,
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Newcastle and Earl Brooke and Warwick enabled to Gateshead , in Durtam , and
for com - build a bridge over the river Avon , in pleting a new stone bridge there ,
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on BridgesPublish On: 1934
s bridge over the Missouri River located at Atchison , Kans . Said deponent states
there have been times within the past 4 years when on approaching the said
Atchison & Eastern Co . ' s bridge to cross same he has found the way blocked ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Bridges
Many drivers likely crossed the Mississippi River, on the i-35w bridge or other
bridges, without actually being conscious that they were crossing a river of note. Crossing the Mississippi here is usually a quick trip. The river is fairly narrow just
Author: Patrick Nunnally
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Exploring the university's role in understanding how disasters impact communities.
Author: United States. Weather BureauPublish On: 1915
The other gage is located about 1,000 feet below the bridge , on the left bank of
the river , and is securely nailed to a 4 by 4 inch scantling which is driven into the
bottom of the river and braced to an oak tree growing near the bank . It is made of
The object which terminates our survey , cient importance to justify ( what never is the bridge over the river Eden at Carlisle . must be lost sight of ) the exertion and
the At present , this river is divided into two expence . Mr. Telford presents the ...
... where the railway lines from Burma and Thailand met 38 The bamboo bridge
at Konkuita 39 Train on the bridge at Tamarkan, 1945 40 'Bridge over the River
Kwai, 1943' by Leo Rawlings 41 'The Blondinis' by Murray Griffin 42 'Journey by ...
Author: Reg Twigg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Survivor on the River Kwai is the heartbreaking story of Reg Twigg, one of the last men standing from a forgotten war. Called up in 1940, Reg expected to be fighting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the worst military defeat in modern British history - the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai river, building the infamous Burma railway for the all-conquering Japanese Imperial Army. Some prisoners coped with the endless brutality of the code of Bushido by turning to God; others clung to whatever was left of the regimental structure. Reg made the deadly jungle, with its malaria, cholera, swollen rivers, lethal snakes and exhausting heat, work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber. That Reg survived is testimony to his own courage and determination, his will to beat the alien brutality of camp guards who had nothing but contempt for him and his fellow POWs. He was a risk taker whose survival strategies sometimes bordered on genius. Reg's story is unique. Reg Twigg was born at Wigston (Leicester) barracks on 16 December 1913. He was called up to the Leicestershire Regiment in 1940 but instead of fighting Hitler he was sent to the Far East, stationed at Singapore. When captured by the Japanese, he decided he would do everything to survive. After his repatriation from the Far East, Reg returned to Leicester. With his family he returned to Thailand in 2006, and revisited the sites of the POW camps. Reg died in 2013, at the age of ninety-nine, two weeks before the publication of this book.
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Washington county , 57 Further levý for the ... 135 An additional supplement to
the act to incorporate a company to build a bridge over the river Susquehannah ,
166 The ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1824
About Ten Miles lower down the same River, is the old Military Bridge on the
Badenoch Road; a Bridge which has recently much risen in importance,—the
completion of the Atholl Road through the Perthshire Grampians having created
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI : Going to the Dogs by Going by the Book As
part of a corporate exchange program , you and a team of American engineers
have been loaned to an Asian firm for a year , while a team from that company ...