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Title:  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Binding:  Paperback: 528 pages
Author:  Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (July 29, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0812974492
ISBN-13: 9780812974492

Product Dimensions: 
5.4x1.1x8.2 inches
Category(ies) :  Biography
Shipping weights:  1 pounds
Price: RMB160.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.
 
Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.

Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award



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