UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION, Hillenbrand, Laura

Author Name    Hillenbrand, Laura

Title   UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine/Near Fine

Publisher    Random House 2010

ISBN Number    1400064163 / 9781400064168

Seller ID   RWARE0000038787

In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Story of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Eight years ago, an old man told me a story that took my breath away. His n ame was Louie Zamperini, and from the day I first spoke to him, his almost incomprehensibly dramatic life was my obsession. It was a horse--the subject of my first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legen d--who led me to Louie. As I researched the Depression-era racehorse, I kep t coming across stories about Louie, a 1930s track star who endured an amaz ing odyssey in World War II. I knew only a little about him then, but I cou ldn't shake him from my mind. After I finished Seabiscuit, I tracked Louie down, called him and asked about his life. For the next hour, he had me tra nsfixed. Growing up in California in the 1920s, Louie was a hellraiser, stealing eve rything edible that he could carry, staging elaborate pranks, getting in fi stfights, and bedeviling the local police. But as a teenager, he emerged as one of the greatest runners America had ever seen, competing at the 1936 B erlin Olympics, where he put on a sensational performance, crossed paths wi th Hitler, and stole a German flag right off the Reich Chancellery. He was preparing for the 1940 Olympics, and closing in on the fabled four-minute m ile, when World War II began. Louie joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a b ombardier. Stationed on Oahu, he survived harrowing combat, including an ep ic air battle that ended when his plane crash-landed, some six hundred hole s in its fuselage and half the crew seriously wounded. On a May afternoon in 1

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