Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
In May 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific and quickly sank, leaving behind only two survivors bobbing helplessly in the restless seas. One of them was Louis Zamperini, a 26-year-old airman who had overcome a troubled past to become an Olympic athlete. After 47 perilous days... show more
In May 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific and quickly sank, leaving behind only two survivors bobbing helplessly in the restless seas. One of them was Louis Zamperini, a 26-year-old airman who had overcome a troubled past to become an Olympic athlete. After 47 perilous days adrift on a raft, Zamperini and his companion survivor were rescued by the Japanese navy. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities. This riveting narrative by the author of Seabiscuit is the story of one plucky man. Now ninety-three, Louis Zamperini lives on.
Publish date: November 16th 2010
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
, World War II
I found I was pretty well engaged throughout most of the book but once the war was over and I listened for several more hours about the aftermath - particularly the Billy Graham portions - I found my interest nearly non-existent. Truly what these men went through was harrowing and it would have b...
62. UNBROKEN, BY LAURA HILLENBRANDRecommended by Trisha Cook, on Goodreads. Actually, I was very vague when I asked for recommendations, and I get the feeling that she recommended many, wildly varied, radically different books, probably sure that at least one of them would please me... I definitely ...
I had a lot of reasons to be interested in this book, not in the least being that my grandpa served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. I think the war in Europe often overshadows the war in the Pacific, so whenever I see something set in that area of the world I'm interested. And then, of course, t...
The life story of Louis Zamperini is more remarkable than anything a fiction writer could have invented. No one would believe this if it were fiction, but it’s meticulously researched. I read not only the story, but the acknowledgements and the notes. The author was thorough. There’s incredible ar...
Every now and then, I read a book that reminds me just how young I am. Last year, I read Terry Tempest William's memoir, When Women Were Birds. I didn't get it. It wasn't that I didn't have the right life experiences to understand the book; I just didn't have enough life experiences, period. Last ni...