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Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation) An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

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ISBN-10: 0385742517

ISBN-13: 9780385742511

Edition: 2014

Authors: Laura Hillenbrand

List price: $29.99
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The #1 New York Times bestseller--soon to be a major motion picture--has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes 100 black-and-white photos. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane 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. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.38" wide x 9.31" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 1.562

Laura Hillenbrand was born in Fairfax, Virginia on May 15, 1967. She studied at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, but was forced to leave before graduation because she contracted chronic fatigue syndrome. She has been writing about history and thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer and editor at Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has appeared in many other publications including The New Yorker, American Heritage, ABC Sports Online, Thoroughbred Times, Talk, and The Backstretch. Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won her an Eclipse Award for outstanding feature article. In 2004, she won the National Magazine Award for the New Yorker article, A Sudden…