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Click Here to Download the Book On a May afternoon in 1943, a bomber from the Army Air Force plunged into the Pacific Ocean and vanished, leaving behind only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, fuel, and blood. Then, on the surface of the water, a face came into view. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planeâ€™s bombardier, who was fighting to get to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the more exceptional odysseys of the Second World War. In her long-anticipated new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she demonstrated in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable tale of one manâ€™s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the irrepressibility of the mind, body, and spirit.
Reviews Every American should know the story of Louie Zamperini. Who is Louie Zamperini? I guarantee if you read "Unbroken," you'll be able to answer that question for the rest of your life. Louie Zamperini's story is so unbelievable, so hard for most (if not all) of us to even begin to imagine, that his story will stick with you for a very long time. Laura Hillenbrand does an excellent job writing about Mr. Zamperini's experiences in the Pacific War in World War II. From the very beginning, it's easy to see that Ms. Hillenbrand has dug deep to write the story with strict accuracy and detail without embellishment. Laura includes in her notes all the research and interviews she conducted over the course of 7 years to bring an accurate, truthful story about an American hero. The story begins by introducing young Louie Zamperini, a boy from Torrance, California, who aims to be an Olympic runner. The first part of the book gives an overview of Mr. Zamperini's younger life before the fallout of World War II. Even before his incredible odyssey during the war, he already accomplishes amazing feats in his young life, such as competing in the 1936 Olympics at age 19. The story also shows how Mr. Zamperini got to shake the hand of Adolf Hitler himself upon completion of one of the events. So what exactly did Captain Louie Zamperini experience during the war? If you're this interested, then I suggest the best way to find out is to read the book. It's memorable, entertaining, and just an absolute mustread. If you would enjoy reading about a real hero, then I promise you won't be disappointed.
The Book Unbroken by Lara Hillenbrand shows a WWII bomber pilot perseverance threw all of the tests of being on a raft in the ocean and being captured by the enemy. The author wrote this story to tell the true story of Louie Zamperini. In the book Louie is an Olympic runner who joined the army air corps. After he completes his training in the bombers he starts going on missions in the pacific to bomb Japanese bases. During one of his bombing runs his plane gets shot down and he and a few other fellow crewmen survive the crash. They are
drifting in the ocean for 46 days only to find two islands controlled by the Japanese. They get captured by the Japanese and put into a labor camp. The authorâ€™s style is first person, the dialog is very easy to understand, the book is pretty descriptive. You can tell the characters are changing throughout the book in many different ways. The book has great pacing even during them drifting on the raft. The plot is very easy to follow. The ending is not abrupt nor is it rushed it is a good ending. If you like survival stories of WWII You will like this Book.
At Christmas time my daughter called and recommended I get "Unbroken" for my husband. After he read and totally raved about it, I placed the book on my nightstand but kept putting off starting it. Finally, last week I decided it was time to find out why all the hype. Now I can only lament "why did I take so long?". I am an avid reader, but I must honestly say that this is one of the most inspiring books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It is beautifully written - the author brings the characters alive to the point that I almost felt that I was going though the experience personally. I found myself going through so many different emotions - anger, fear, joy - depending on what was happening on the pages I was reading. Even though I pretty well knew how it would end, I still found myself loathe to put it down as I was so pulled so into the story and wanted to see what would happen from page to page. Having been born the same year as the bombing of Pearl Harbor and being the daughter of a career Naval Officer who served in the Pacific, I had heard stories about what POWs had gone through at the hands of their Japanese guards. However, I still wasn't fully prepared for the brutality that was shown in the camps. Years ago it was explained to me why President Truman bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but until I read this book I didn't totally understand how necessary that decision was. It would have been far worse to allow the war to continue as many more lives - both American and Japanese - would have been lost. The Japanese way of life was very different back then and honor was so important to their leaders that they weren't even considering defeat, no matter what. As a former Army wife whose ex-husband served two tours in Vietnam and having lived twice in the Middle East, I would love to see this book become required reading in many of the colleges so that the students (and even their professors)could understand more fully the nasty realities that go on during times of war. Many other cultures in the world think very differently than we do and that sometimes harsh steps have to be taken in the short term in order to make the world a safer place in the long run.
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