Unbroken

 
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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...  More
 
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Hillebrand is a very good story teller and a pretty good writer. Zamperini had an amazing life and it's a good thing someone told the world of it. I thought it was a good read but not a great book....more

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This book is a monumental work of non-fiction. It tells of amazing heroism and fortitude during World War II. One cannot help but come away with profound appreciation for the soldiers mentioned in...more

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Louie Zamperini's story is worth reading. its amazing what he endured and found salvation and waht he did with his life. This is a must read.

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Just one of Louie Zamparini's adventures would be book-worthy. However, he had enough adventures and misadventures for at least 4 books. If this were a work of fiction,this story would be...more

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I started reading an excerpt of this in "Vanity Fair". I was hooked. When my husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas, this was the first book I purchased. What a great story. Reading this,...more

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this is a great read and only serves to emphasise the proximity to New Zealand that the Japanese were in the Pacific during WWII . As an account of endurance and the amazing resilience of the human mind and body it is a remarkable story. It... more
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