Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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

Louis Zamporini is a promising track star preparing for the 1940 Olympics, where he’s sure to make a name for himself.  Unfortunately, the world has other plans for him.  With the Olympics canceled, he joins the air force.  On a rescue mission in 1943 his plane crashes into the ocean.  Only Louis and two fellow soldiers survive.   Presumed dead, Louis endures inconceivable conditions and emerges at the end of the war “unbroken”.   This enthralling read will give you a renewed faith in the human spirit.  After you've finished Unbroken, check out author Laura Hillenbrand's other bestseller, Seabiscuit: An American Legend!