Unbroken: a world war II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
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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.
Praise for Unbroken
"Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic." -- The Wall Street Journal " A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring." --New York
"Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand's writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don't dare take your eyes off the page." -- People "A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life." --The Washington Post "Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book." --The New York Times Book Review "Marvelous . . . Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the tale it tells and for the way it's told. . . . It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety." -- Newsweek
"Moving and, yes, inspirational . . . Laura] Hillenbrand's unforgettable book . . . deserve s] pride of place alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the hard-won triumphs of so-called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary time." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
"Hillenbrand . . . tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter's pace." -- Time " Unbroken is too much book to hope for: a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can handle it." --Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run
Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Heavy Bombardment Group, 307th.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Zamperini, Louis, -- 1917-
Level 7.7, 24 Points
Hillenbrand, L., & Herrmann, E. (2010). Unbroken: a world war II story of survival, resilience, and redemption. Unabridged. [United States]: Random House.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Hillenbrand, Laura and Edward. Herrmann. 2010. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. [United States]: Random House.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Hillenbrand, Laura and Edward. Herrmann, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. [United States]: Random House, 2010.MLA Citation (style guide)
Hillenbrand, Laura, and Edward Herrmann. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Unabridged. [United States]: Random House, 2010. CD.
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