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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1941-1945
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format
Named Person: Louis Zamperini; Louis Zamperini; Louis Zamperini; Louis Zamperini
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9781400064168 1400064163 9780812974492 0812974492 9780812987119 081298711X 9780007386642 0007386648 9781448755905 1448755905
OCLC Number: 613293334
Awards: William Hill Sports Book of the Year, 2010
Description: xviii, 473 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The one-boy insurgency --
Run like mad --
The Torrance tornado --
Plundering Germany --
Into war --
The flying coffin --
"This is it, boys" --
"Only the laundry knew how scared I was" --
Five hundred and ninety-four holes --
The stinking six --
"Nobody's going to live through this" --
Downed --
Missing at sea --
Thirst --
Sharks and bullets --
Singing in the clouds --
Typhoon --
A dead body breathing --
Two hundred silent men --
Farting for Hirohito --
Belief --
Plots afoot --
Monster --
Hunted --
B-29 --
Madness --
Falling down --
Enslaved --
Two hundred and twenty punches --
The boiling city --
The naked stampede --
Cascades of pink peaches --
Mother's Day --
The shimmering girl --
Coming undone --
The body on the mountain --
Twisted ropes --
A beckoning whistle --
Daybreak.
Responsibility: Laura Hillenbrand.

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'The pages almost turn themselves. His tale is remarkable and his resilience inspiring.' Ben Macintyre 'An instant classic' Mail on Sunday 'One of the most remarkable survival tales Read more...

 
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by salekindle (WorldCat user published 2010-11-17) Very Good Permalink

his is a well-written book, an interesting view into the war experiences of a WWII survivor of Japanese prison camps. But- the torture scenes of the various soldiers and even a duck, while under Japanese custody were so intense and disturbing, that it was extremely difficult to finish the book. I...
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