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Unbroken [electronic resource] : A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Laura Hillenbrand.

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  • ISBN: 9780679603757 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
1010 Lexile.
7.7 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 11092 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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