Unbroken
Score: 4.5
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Unbroken


  • Author: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 17851816 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, ...

Lost in Shangri-La
Score: 4
From 2,985 Ratings

Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

Unbroken
Score: 4.5
From 4,573 Ratings

Unbroken


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400064168


Unbroken Book Description :

Tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the soul surviver when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II and had to face thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. By the #1 best-selling author of Seabiscuit. 200,000 first printing....

Unbroken
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Unbroken


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385742528


Unbroken Book Description :

Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance....

Unbroken  A World War II Story of Survival  Resilience  and Redemption   Behind the Story

Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption Behind the Story


  • Author : KD Phillips
  • Publisher : Behind the Story
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781500667740


Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption Behind the Story Book Description :

Laura Hillenbrand tells the one-of-a-kind life story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete, World War II fighter pilot, castaway, and prisoner of war. Thorough research and penetrating insight into the human condition combine to make the narrative non-fiction account come alive. Even the strangest and most unusual events in Zamperini’s life become relatable when brought to life by Hillenbrand’s pen. Unbroken is a story of survival, first on the mean streets of Depression-era Los Angles, then in the cockpit of a massive B-24 bomber. From a raft cut adrift in the middle of Atlantic Ocean to a Japanese POW camp where there is always too little food and medical supplies, Zamperini’s indomitable spirit is always at the heart of the narrative. Learn ho...

Quicklet on Laura Hillenbrand s Unbroken  A World War II Story of Survival  Resilience  and Redemption

Quicklet on Laura Hillenbrand s Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption


  • Author : Brett Keith Davidson
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-04-04
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614640714


Quicklet on Laura Hillenbrand s Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption Book Description :

ABOUT THE BOOK Laura Hillenbrand's second full-length focuses on the life of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic miler who became a war hero. His story has the ring of an Errol Flynn adventure flick (although Basil Rathbone would have made a bad Mutsuhiro Watanabe), and ever since his return home people have been vying for the rights to his story. Zamperini has twice released his own version of the events, both under the title "The Devil at my Heels". This work, along with the two original accounts, represents a precious resource in the field of history. It is important for these stories to be told; as our World War Two veterans are approaching old age, we need to record their stories and document their journeys just as Hillenbrand has done here. It is impo...

Unbroken  The Young Adult Adaptation
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307975652


Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation Book Description :

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second ...

Unbroken

Unbroken


  • Author : Beverley Callard
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848949270


Unbroken Book Description :

Beverley Callard has been loved by millions of viewers for the last twenty years in her role as feisty Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on Coronation Street. But behind the scenes her rollercoaster life has been even more colourful than her character?s. She has suffered from crippling depression, been divorced three times, and has had to start from scratch following infidelity and bankruptcy. But every time she?s been knocked down, Beverley has struggled through and steadfastly rebuilt her life. And it is that determination to cope with whatever life throws at her that has made Beverley?s story one of inspiration to women everywhere. She?s now ready to tell it for the first time. From growing up in Leeds, coping with family tragedy, and marrying f...

The Unbroken Cord

The Unbroken Cord


  • Author : Steve Hawkins
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621367987


The Unbroken Cord Book Description :

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist,” as the saying goes, to know (in this case) that we live in a sex-obsessed society. As Christians, we too think about sex. A lot. More frequently than we care to admit....

Engineering Research Bulletin

Engineering Research Bulletin


  • Author : University of Michigan. Office of Research Administration
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1931
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047429587


Engineering Research Bulletin Book Description :

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Unbroken   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Unbroken 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know


  • Author : G Whiz
  • Publisher : 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
  • Release Date : 2014-04-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498967051


Unbroken 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know Book Description :

Did you Laura co-founded Operation International Children with actor Gary Sinise, which is a charity that gives school supplies to children through American troops? Or, did you know Laura is very independent in her work and the only research assistance she received is a translation of Japanese documents? What are the amazing facts of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after...