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Unbroken (the young adult adaptation) [electronic resource] : An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive. Laura Hillenbrand.

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  • ISBN: 9780307975652 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: The #1 New York Times bestseller--soon to be a major motion picture--has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos.On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
850 Lexile.
6.4 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Delacorte Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 57045 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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