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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Jul 30, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-print

I don't read very much non-fiction (for pleasure anyway), but this book was recommended to me by a friend.  So, I decided to give it a try. Written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit, Unbroken reads more like a novel than some novels I've read. This one had me at the Preface.

Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini; a reckless boy turned Olympic hopeful, an Olympic hopeful turned WWII bombardier, a WWII bombardier turned POW, a POW (eventually) turned civilian and a troubled civilian desperately in search of peace after the war.

Honest and unflinching, I kept having to stop and close my eyes just so I could try to process what I was reading. Louie's (and those of the other South Pacific POWs) is an incredible story of endurance and survival in the face of unimaginable suffering, but it's also a story of hope and forgiveness, and of the true, life-sustaining power of human dignity.

I highly recommend it.
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