Unbroken : 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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#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...
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