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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Oct 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography, history
Read in October, 2011

Louie Zamperini and my father, Jim Wilson, were friends, and so I have known the outlines of Zamperini's story my whole life. Somewhere in the photo archives around Moscow, we have a baby photo of me, taken by Zamperini. I am drooling in that picture, something I have contrived not to do with more recent photographs.

Though I have been familiar with this story for a long time, Hillenbrand's telling of it is magnificent. This is a book to reinforce everything you knew doctrinally about man's capacity for both depravity and heroism. This was a deeply edifying read. Highly recommended.
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Jeanie very well put..I also thought how God prepared Louie for this as well.


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Chad Smith That is amazing your family knew Zamperini. Hillenbrand is a really talented writer.


Alison Whiteman Wow. Just wow. I loved this book and I am glad I got to your review.


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