To End All Wars

To End All Wars

A True Story About the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive

Book - 2002
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Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland'Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House-in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.'When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious 'Railroad of Death', where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners' camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon's gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.
Publisher: Great Rapids, Mich. : [Great Britain] : Zondervan, 2002
ISBN: 9780007118489
Branch Call Number: Local History REF 940.5472092 Gor


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Oct 18, 2013

I liked the story about survival during the war, and the message of human beings being able to survive. But I found it to be a little over-the-top about religion at times. I knew that the story had a lot to do with faith and survival, but I found it to be a little extreme from the point of view of a non-devout reader. A very good story, but gets a bit "preachy".


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