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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Feb 21, 14

Recommended for: interested in WW2; need to be inspired and encouraged
Read in May, 2011, read count: 1

If you are wondering if you should read "Unbroken", just read it. Even if you don't end up liking it, you just need to read it. Everyone does.

Louis Zamperini was an Italian-American Olympic runner whose plane goes down in World War 2, and he and two other men drift on a raft for a long, long time. I don't want to tell you anything else, because I want you to experience it. This books packs a double punch--the story itself is as amazing as Laura Hillenbrand's genius story-telling.

Books like this inspire us, they shift our perspectives, they enlighten us, and they scare the *bleep* out of us. Louis stretched the human experience to the very depth and breadth of its ability to survive and lived, scratch that, LIVES to tell about it.
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Kimberlymoody I found Unbroken hard to get into. The first 50 or more pages didn't hold my attention, but after the war draft, I couldn't stop reading. Painfully good book.

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