Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Subtitled: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Louie Zamperini is the subject of this book as a 19 year old Olympic participant in 1936, entered WWII, survived 47 days afloat on the Pacific, survived two years in a Japanese POW, and eventually returned to civilian life fighting the demons of his experiences. Louie still lives an active life at the age of 93. Unbroken says it all. The book is a page turner although at times it can be a tough read as one reads about basic survival and man's cruelty to another human being.

The movie is already in development. Don't wait for the movie. Read the book.

Laura Hillenbrand wrote one other book. That was Seabiscuit -- a non-fiction account of the racehorse. Learn everything there is to know about the horses and horse racing.

1 comment:

  1. Another unforgettable book from that time is "In the Hands of My Enemy" by Sigrid Heide. I saw her obituary in 1997 and felt compelled to read her story. Not a well written book but an account that is extremely admirable.
    She was part of the resistance in Norway and was betrayed, captured, tortured, etc. Never submitted to them and her injuries were permanent. Her story took my breath away.


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