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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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May 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, nonfiction, would-recommend
Read from May 09 to June 09, 2011

Would recommend: Yes

It took me 2 library stints to finish this book, but I really liked it. Maybe not quite as much as I liked Seabiscuit: An American Legend , but it was really good. The story of WWII POWs is not one I've heard very much, but then, I don't seek out history books, so maybe it's just me. There's a lot here that will appeal to many people: Olympic hopeful, war hero, acclimation to civilian life, overcoming adversity. I thought the story was very compelling, and it reads like a very dense novel. The research that went into this book must have been staggering. At times, the war coverage was dry or confusing for me, but to a history or war buff, I'm sure it would be fascinating.

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Reading Progress

05/25/2012 "Rereading for two book clubs this summer"

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