Unbroken: An Extraordinary True Story of Courage and Survival
Publish date: February 1st 2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Pages no: 500
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...
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