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  - trile1000 - LibraryThing

Incredible and compelling story of survival and determination. Louis Zamperini is a truly admirable man and Laura Hillenbrand does him justice here. If you want a true story of human endurance and capacity of human forgiveness, this is your book. Read full review

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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

I don't think I could live through a week of what this poor man went through. What a tough story of American prisoners of war in Japan during World War II. This book is a fascinating study of both ... 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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