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

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ISBN-10: 1400064163

ISBN-13: 9781400064168

Edition: 2010

Authors: Laura Hillenbrand

List price: $28.00
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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. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planers"s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenantrs"s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, hers"d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

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…    

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Preface
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
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index