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Railwayman"s Son

A Plains Family Memoir (Plains Histories)

by Hugh Hawkins

  • 220 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Texas Tech University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kansas - Local History,
  • Regional Subjects - Midwest,
  • History,
  • Oklahoma - Local History,
  • United States,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • History: American,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Social History,
  • United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • United States - State & Local - Southwest,
  • Biography,
  • Family,
  • Hawkins, Hugh,
  • Historians

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8255408M
    ISBN 10089672557X
    ISBN 109780896725577
    OCLC/WorldCa61204264

      Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. With Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine. A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him/10(K).


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