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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
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This is an amazing story of resilience and redemption. I loved it despite it being a WWII book.
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
Erin Cataldi
Holy crap batman, this was one hell of a biography! Seriously, so good. This is hands down the best biography of a WWII soldier I have ever read. This heartbreaking and powerful odyssey will have turning pages faster than a torpedo. I dare you not to be completely hooked after page one!

This biography of Louis Zamperini is almost unbelievable. How a man could survive against such odds is astounding. Zamperini, a star athlete and Olympic runner, was flying in a B-24 when it crashed in the ocean an...more
Definitely an interesting story but a little bit long on specific details of running and flights.
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