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Pierre Boulle

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Pierre Boulle was born in Avignon, France in 1912. He originally trained as an engineer, but in 1936 went to Malaysia as a rubber planter. In 1939 he was called up in the French forces in Indochina. When France fell during World War II, he fled to Singapore, where he joined the Free French Mission. After the Japanese invasion, he was sent via Rangoon and the Burma Road to Yunnan to establish contact with Kuomintang forces. He infiltrated Indochina as a guerilla where he was captured in 1943. He escaped in 1944, was picked up by a British plane, and served... Read More

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The Bridge Over the River Kwai
A Novel
Written by Pierre Boulle


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $16.00

1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito... Read more >

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Planet of the Apes

Written by Pierre Boulle


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 29, 2001
Price: $7.99

First published more than thirty-five years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell.

In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with... Read more >
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Planet of the Apes

Written by Pierre Boulle


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

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