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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.. Louis Zamperini survived 47 days in a raft after his B-24 went down over the pacific, only to land in a Japanese POW camp. By the author of Seabiscuit, this is a harrowing tale of a war we are too quickly on the way to forgetting as its veterans vanish.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING … Beautifully paced … gripping … a powerfully drawn survival epic … Ms. Hillenbrand has a gift for dusting off history and presenting it as compelling drama."

The Wall Street Journal

"INSPIRING … EVOCATIVE … ALMOST TOO INCREDIBLE TO BE BELIEVED … a tale that will keep you glued to the pages, eagerly awaiting the next twist in the story … You’ll cheer … and you’ll want to share this book with everyone you know.."

Author bio: Laura is the author of the critically acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which spent 42 weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, in hardcover and paperback.  Seabiscuit was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, won the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, landed on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film Seabiscuit, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. According to Newsweek, Seabiscuit is the best-selling sports book in history. Hillenbrand’s New Yorker article, “A Sudden Illness,” won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and Laura is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award, the highest journalistic honor in thoroughbred racing.  She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children (, a charity that provides school supplies to needy children through American troops.  She lives in Washington, D.C. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; 473 pp. Captivating: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

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