In honor of Memorial Day weekend, a time for recognizing and remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for our liberties, I thought I would re-post my review of the must-read story of Louis Zamperini, Unbroken.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man’s soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it. The loss of it can carry a man off as surely as thirst, hunger, exposure, and asphyxiation, and with greater cruelty.”
Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit) took seven years and 75 interviews with Louis Zamperini to research and collect the facts to write Unbroken, which was published in 2010. The book is very well written, exciting and moving. It was clearly thoroughly researched to relate interesting and accurate information about the war events and the activities of the Air Corps. It also gives the reader some insight into what…
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2 thoughts on “The Zamperini Story: Shot Down, Locked In, Raised Up, and Turned Around: Unbroken”
Lord willing one of these days I get around to reading this book!
Oh, I hope you do – it’s amazing. Did you see the movie Unbroken? Cuz the book was better; just sayin’. 😉