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My Own River Kwai

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How does one become a writer? This is not the usual topic of one of Pierre Boulle's uncommon and sometimes adventurous memories of war, and yet, if the Malay, Birman,Chinese and Indochinese tribes of the author lead him into the Pétainists prisons of Hanoi, they also convinced him (in an apparently absurd way, although deeply logical) about the main fact he had to accept ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published 1966 by Vanguard Press
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Pierre Boulle used his memoirs as POW building a Death Railway on Burma - Thailand border to write a gripping story - The Bridge Over the River Kwai A Novel. This book is his real memoirs - not a fiction.
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Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963) that were both made into award-winning films.

Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captu
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