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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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.

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“Extraordinarily moving...a powerfully drawn survival epic.” The Wall Street Journal

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“[A] one-in-a-billion story...designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.” New York

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“A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.” The Washington Post

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“Ambitious and powerful...a startling narrative and an inspirational book.” The New York Times Book Review

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“Intense....You better hold onto the reins.” The Boston Globe

About the Author

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, landed on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film Seabiscuit, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand’s New Yorker article, “A Sudden Illness,” won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award, the highest journalistic honor in Thoroughbred racing. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812974492
Subtitle:
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Author:
Hillenbrand, Laura
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 in 0.9 lb

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Product details 528 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812974492 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Extraordinarily moving...a powerfully drawn survival epic.”
"Review" by , “[A] one-in-a-billion story...designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”
"Review" by , “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”
"Review" by , “Ambitious and powerful...a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”
"Review" by , “Intense....You better hold onto the reins.”
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