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Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
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Genre/Form: War and conflict
Biography
Named Person: Louis Zamperini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9781400064168 1400064163
OCLC Number: 772117448
Description: xviii, 473 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Laura Hillenbrand.

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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.

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"Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic."--"The Wall Street Journal"" " "[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby Read more...

 
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