Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the story of Louie Zamperini, an olympic medalist who became a B24’s bomber during World War II. When his plane crashes into the Pacific, his terrible saga begins until he became one of the thousands POWs captured by the Japanese.

While not a big fan of non-fiction books, I really admire the extensive research performed by Laura Hillenbrand who collected an impressive amount of material during a period of 7 years about Louie and his friends.

The books is a page-tuner since the author managed to give the right tone to the narrative. After reading this book, I must read her first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend which movie was lovely.

I’m already looking forward to next book of this brilliant writer. Laura, keep going, please!!

Recent updates:

Unfortunately, Louis Zampereni died: The New York Times: Louis Zamperini, Olympian and ‘Unbroken’ War Survivor, Dies at 97.

A movie was made based on this book and it will be released in December 2014: Unbroken (2014), written by Joel and Ethel Cohen, directed by Anjelita Jolie, with Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney .

Zamperini wrote a book entitled Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life which will be released in November 18, 2014.

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