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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (July 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2
  • ISBN-13: 92
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Review “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The
Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from
self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It
is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New
York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so
ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare
take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully
written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and
powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York
Times Book Review “Marvelous . . . Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the
tale it tells and for the way it’s told. . . . It manages maximum velocity
with no loss of subtlety.”—Newsweek “Moving and, yes, inspirational . . .
[Laura] Hillenbrand’s unforgettable book . . . deserve[s] pride of place
alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the
hard-won triumphs of so-called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary
time.”—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air “Hillenbrand . . . tells [this] story with
cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Unbroken is too much
book to hope for: a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can
handle it. . . . When it comes to courage, charisma, and impossible adventure,
few will ever match ‘the boy terror of Torrance,’ and few but the author of
Seabiscuit could tell his tale with such humanity and dexterity. Hillenbrand
has given us a new national treasure.”—Christopher McDougall, author of Born
to Run “Riveting . . . an exceptional portrait . . . So haunting and so
beautifully written, those who fall under its spell will never again feel the
same way about World War II and one of its previously unsung heroes.”—The
Columbus Dispatch “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has
crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific
odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable
life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “No other
author of narrative nonfiction chooses her subjects with greater
discrimination or renders them with more discipline and commitment. If
storytelling were an Olympic event, [Hillenbrand would] medal for
sure.”—Salon“A celebration of gargantuan fortitude . . . full of unforgettable
characters, multi-hanky moments and wild turns . . . Hillenbrand is a
muscular, dynamic storyteller.”—The New York Times“[A] masterfully told true
story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian“Zamperini’s story is
certainly one of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded. What
happened after that is equally remarkable.”—Graydon Carter, Vanity
Fair“Irresistible . . . Hillenbrand demonstrates a dazzling ability—one
Seabiscuit only hinted at—to make the tale leap off the page.”—Elle“A tale of
triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine“An
astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment
Weekly“Intense . . . You better hold onto the reins.”—The Boston
Globe“Incredible . . . Zamperini’s life is one of courage, heroism, humility
and unflagging endurance.”—St. Louis Post Dispatch“Hillenbrand has once again
brought to life the true story of a forgotten hero, and reminded us how lucky
we are to have her, one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t
have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just
have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life
of Henrietta Lacks Read more About the Author Laura Hillenbrand is the author
of the 1 New York Times bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which was
a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Book
of the Year Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, landed
on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film Seabiscuit,
which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Hillenbrand’s New Yorker article, “A Sudden Illness,” won the 2004 National
Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award, the highest
journalistic honor in Thoroughbred racing. She and actor Gary Sinise are the
co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides
school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington,
D.C. Read more See all Editorial Reviews














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