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DescriptionNow a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of 'Seabiscuit'. On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft. So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he discovered a remarkable talent for running, which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as war loomed, he joined up and was soon embroiled in the ferocious battle for the Pacific. Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft, dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy. Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini's fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of his will...
- Published: 02 February 2012
- Format: Paperback 500 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780007378036 ISBN 10: 0007378033
- Sales rank: 440
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Reviews for Unbroken
the most amazing biography I have ever read!
one of the best books I have ever read! Such an amazing read, a truly courageous person, who could believe one could survive all he went through. by marja
A great story, extremely readable for a non-fiction book. The characters are very real and the story fascinating. What these guys endured in the Japanese POW camp and the sadistic guards that dealt out the inhuman treatment makes disturbing reading. The strength of the main character and his will to live comes through from page one. Definitely worth a read. by Andy Pullar