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

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OVERVIEW

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.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Hardcover: 473 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781400064168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400064168
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds