Unbroken: An Extraordinary True Story of Courage and Survival

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Fourth Estate, 2011 - Airplane crash survival - 473 pages
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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Only one crew member survived: a young lieutenant named Louis Zamperini. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War, as Zamperini is driven to the limits of endurance.

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User Review  - david__clifford - LibraryThing

I love history...especially with regard to WWII. This book is an incredible story of survival of a POW camp and redemption thorough God. Louie Zamperini an Olympic athlete is taken to the depths of dispare as his life spins out of control on his return home from the war. A good read. Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

The time and effort that went into the author's research must be lauded. What an amazing work. I believe that these are the kinds of books that should be read in history classes. Provide the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the number one bestsellers Unbroken and Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The film it inspired was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. She served as a consultant on the Universal Pictures feature film based on Unbroken. Hillenbrand's New Yorker article, 'A Sudden Illness', won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award. She and actor Gary Sinise co-founded Operation International Children, a charity that provided school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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