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

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Paperback, Random House Trade, 2014, ISBN13 9780812974492, ISBN10 0812974492

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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

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.
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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Number of Pages: 500
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Hillenbrand, Laura
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: July, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780812974492
ISBN-10: 0812974492
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Excellent book. I have read it and it was a very moving story. I ordered for my son in law for Christmas and delivery time was great. The only disappointment was that I was unable to have it shipped to my local WalMart, so I had to pay shipping charges.

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I think this may be the most amazing true story I've ever read. Louie Zamperini suffered something awful throughout his life but always displayed such bravery and courage. He was one of a kind.

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A very good historical perspective of the Asian theater during the WWII as well as a great story of an American hero.

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