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

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, 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.
 
Appearing in paperback for the first time --- with 20 arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author --- UNBROKEN is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by SEABISCUIT author Laura Hillenbrand.

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

  • Publication Date: July 29, 2014
  • Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0812974492
  • ISBN-13: 9780812974492