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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

This book opens with bombardier, Louis Zamperini, lying on a raft in the Pacific on June 23, 1943. He and three other survivors of a plane crash are starving skeletons after 27 days at sea. Sharks are ... Read full review

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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Real eye opener about many facets of life in the first half of the 20th century. Following this amazing American life teaches you a thousand things about America, the Olympics, WWII, Japan. etc. Read full review

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User Review  - antrat1965 - LibraryThing

What more can be said about this great book? I will never understand how people could have survived what they went through as POWs in Japan. I did like that this book delved a little deeper than most ... Read full review

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I hardly ever give a book 5 stars... This one deserves it. It took me awhile to get into the story, but after awhile I couldn't put this one down. Hillenbrand's writing is superb. Reading this ... Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

The whole book was amazing (and sometimes shocking). I was surprised to find myself crying at Louis' religious awakening after he returned home. I usually find that kind of thing sappy, but it really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

This was not an easy book to read, but I'm so glad I did. It's a book about keeping hope alive, having faith and it is a book about belief. I cannot even begin to comprehend what Louie Zamporini (or ... Read full review

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User Review  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: Louis Zamperini channeled his boyhood troublemaking into a love of running, where he discovered he was good enough to win races not only in his home state of California, but also all the way ... Read full review

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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  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

Once in a while you come upon a story so incredible it just has to be told. This is the case with the story of Louis Zamperini's life, and Laura Hillenbrand does a magnificent job of telling it. Any ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkarr - LibraryThing

I will read anything Laura Hillenbrand writes. She is brilliant. Louie's tale was riveting. Read full review


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