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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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April 19, 2012
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Staff pick for Sept 2014
Booklovers pick for April 2012

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Feb 17, 2015 Samantha rated it liked it
An important story of survival and a spotlight on a truly amazing life. The writing was very well researched and reads well. It's gripping and full of detail and 100% true.

I'm a sensitive reader so the sections that detail the torture Louie endured as a POW in Japan during WWII were very difficult to read. I almost didn't finish the book and put it down more than once because I was so disturbed by the description of the torture he survived, but I'm glad I pushed past it and saw this book through
Sep 12, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story of resilience and redemption. I loved it despite it being a WWII book.
Sep 20, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Unbroken is a riveting work of narrative nonfiction that is a testament to the resilience of Louis Zamperini, who at the writing of this book was a ripe 93 year old. His story takes you for a bleak ride through his ordeals of crashing in the Pacific Ocean and almost being eaten by sharks to being captured by the Japanese were he was beaten, starved, demoralized and used as slave labor by his captors especially “The Bird” for over 2-1/2 years. Later the book covers his life after the war as he tr ...more
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Definitely an interesting story but a little bit long on specific details of running and flights.
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