Jen's Reviews > Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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May 31, 11

bookshelves: narrative-non-fiction, non-fiction, history
Read in May, 2011

Another in my "There were many reserves for this at the library" reading (about 9 months, in this case), but the book was well worth the wait. While I was generally familiar with much of the general content (I'd known about the basics of how unlikely B-24 and similar plane crash survivors were to survive, and the horrors of many of the Japanese POW camps), but I really like how Hilldebrand carried the story and found ways to make the experience real without being unreasonably gruesome - the book is about the personalities, as much as the actions, and there are some great people involved.

I also really appreciated her careful attention to details (as backed up by the notes at the end) that helped make it clear where information came from.

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