A Good Read

I need to recommend a book entitled Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The author is Laura Hillenbrand who also authored the NY Times bestseller, Seabiscuit. The story centers on Louis Zamperini.  He was an Olympic runner, B-24 bombardier, POW and….  (I will not finish the sentence as not to spoil the ending for you).  In such a story one would think that surviving a  bomber crash in the Pacific and a Japanese POW camp would be his biggest battles.  But they were not; his greatest challenge was coming home.

It is well written. A thoroughly enjoyable and redeeming read.

PS There is a cute line in the acknowledgements:  Once while speaking with Laura Hillenbrand (the author of Seabiscuit) Zamperini quipped, “I’ll be an easier subject than Seabiscuit,… because I can talk” (399).

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