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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Overview

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Laura Hillenbrand

About Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Description

Laura Hillenbrand (born 1967) is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001. The book later became the basis of the 2003 movie Seabiscuit. Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Equus magazine, American Heritage, The Blood-Horse, Thoroughbr

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Original Title Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption ISBN 1400064163 (ISBN13: 9781400064168 ) Edition Language English Characters Louie Zamperini, Russell Allen Phillips Literary Awards Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography (2010), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2014), Indies Choice Book Award for Nonfiction (2011), Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for NonFiction (2011), Lincoln Award Nominee (2015) ...more Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2012), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History and Biography (2010) ...less (77)