Sunday, 26 December 2010


Finished December 26
Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
This book follows the life of Louis Zamperini, from his childhood days as a rebel and troublemaker, through his triumph participating in the Berlin Olympics, to his stint in the war as a bombardier in B-24s, and subsequent experience as a POW in Japan.
The background of his life was extremely interesting, and gave a great picture of his early life. His drive to run is strong and sustains him through several difficult periods. The experiences as a POW (although unreported by the Japanese) were difficult and eye-opening.
While I have read some history about the war, I still learned a lot from this biography, and found Louis an interesting man. The trial of being stuck at sea before being discovered by the Japanese was done very well, and gave a good impression of all the men involved.
Definitely worth reading.

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