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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Jul 26, 2012

it was amazing

Hillenbran does a great job bringing Louis Zamperini's story to life. I appreciate the fact that she includes so many historical facts to broaden our understanding of the war. Without such a rich context, this story would have been less engaging.

Louis's story reminds me of Churchill's words, "It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."

Louis repeatedly endures things that push the boundaries of human suffering. The great triumph of his life is not the fact that he was an elite runner,nor is it the fact that he maintained his will to live while drifting at sea, it isn't even the fact that he survived the incomprehensible brutality of the Japanese POW camps. The great triumph of Louis Zamperini's life is the fact that his spirit and good nature endured so much damage, yet ultimately remained unbroken.

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Reading Progress

July 26, 2012 – Shelved
July 27, 2012 – Started Reading
July 27, 2012 –
page 30
July 27, 2012 –
page 150
July 29, 2012 –
page 275
July 29, 2012 –
page 275
July 30, 2012 –
page 278
58.77% "I feel so disheartened right now. Poor Louis!"
August 1, 2012 – Finished Reading

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