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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  - 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  - dasam - LibraryThing

An excellent biography, honest and vivid. It is amazing the levels of cruelty human beings can inflict on each other, and this book certainly displays how the sick individual can exploit a systemic ... 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  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

A really stunning story, most people simply don't live a life like Louis Zamperini, with extreme ups and downs. Starting off as youth with a pennant for stealing and committing minor crimes, his ... Read full review

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User Review  - OccassionalRead - LibraryThing

In the early chapters it was hard not to compare Unbroken, unfavorably, with Boys in the Boat, another book about young male athletes and the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In those early chapters I could not ... Read full review

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User Review  - jjaylynny - LibraryThing

Well written nonfiction account of an amazing life. Read full review


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