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  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Myrmidon Books Ltd; Revised Edition edition (13 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905802935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905802937
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 448,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A harrowing account... [makes] the fictionalized David Lean movie 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' - which used the building of the Burma Railway as a backdrop - seem gauzily romanticized. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

About the Author

John Coast was born in Kent, England on October 30, 1916. As Britain entered World War II, he left a comfortable post in the City to serve in the Coldstream Guards and then as an officer in the Norfolks. He was one of the few survivors of that regiment when it was trying to defend Singapore against the Japanese. As a prisoner-of- war Coast was sent into Siam (Thailand) to build railways for the Japanese and the story of that time, Railroad of Death, became a best seller and was later to form the subject of Return to the River Kwai, a documentary made in 1969 for the BBC. During his internment, Coast got an inkling of his future profession: he drew together musicians among his fellow prisoners and put together concert parties, which he stage managed. After the war, Coast joined the press department of the Foreign Office in Bangkok and then became press attache to President Sukarno during the Indonesian struggle for independence. Back in London in the mid 1950s, Coast became a manager and an impressario to such artists as Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Jon Vickers and Montserrat Caballe. He was the first man to present Bob Dylan in London and take Ravi Shankar to the West.



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