Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Extraordinary..riveting...fascinating..remarkable...!!! Highly recommend this book by the author of Seabiscuit. Hillenbrand documents the story  of Louis " Louie"  Zamperini and other WWII POW's, in her book,

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

This is an unbelievable tale.Truly an incredible man and a testament to the enduring human spirit.  Get to know how Zamperini, an aspiring Olympic runner, and pilot Allen Phillips survived a crash at sea, shark attacks, starvation and dehydration only to be captured by the Japanese; suffer inhumane torture but then find redemption through it all, decades later.

I wish to thank all those that recommended I read this book and their persistence to make sure I do. I've read alot of books on WWII and military in general and this ranks right up with the best of them! Thanks!

Mr. Zamperini has also penned his own book published in 2003 called,

Devil at My Heels, A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
One that I'll be sure to pick up and read.

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