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

by Laura Hillenbrand
Random House, July 2014   ISBN: 978-081297449-2
Price: $16.00

Unbroken is a vivid story of Louis Zamperini who, as an athlete, ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and then became an airman when World War II broke out.  When his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, he and two other crew members floated in a tiny raft across thousands of miles of ocean only to be rescued by the Japanese and placed in a POW camp.  This book is about survival, emotional and physical endurance, hope, humor, and determination.  An absolutely mesmerizing and incredible story.-- Pam Clarke, Edgartown Books, Edgartown, MA

December 2010 Indie Next List (hc)