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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Nov 02, 2010

it was amazing
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An amazing story of survival. WWII crash survivors make it 47 days on a raft from Hawaii all the way to Japanese territory. That is when the problems start.

Hillenbrand retells Louie Zamp's story of survival through un-imaginable adversity. Men coping with their lives as one basic need at a time is stripped from them. Eventually they make it into Japanese territory with a single basic need remaining -- self dignity.

The men are spotted landing their raft and taken into custody of a POW camp; where that final remaining need is quickly taken from them.

Without giving too much away; two of three men survive. Interestingly enough, it is after Louie survives, returns home, and marries that he discovers an additional basic need -- Faith. Although already home and safe, Louie still suffers by way of PTSD. He comes to find it is that Faith he needs to finally put the whole ordeal completely behind him to move on with his life.

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