Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption / Laura Hillenbrand.
By: Hillenbrand, Laura.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Random House, Copyright date: copyright 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xviii, 473 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781400064168 (alk. paper); 1400064163 (alk. paper); 9780679603757 (ebook); 0679603751 (ebook).Subject(s): Zamperini, Louis, 1917-2014 | United States. Army Air Forces. Heavy Bombardment Group, 307th | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area | Long-distance runners -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Issued also in e-book format: No titleDDC classification: 940.54/7252092 | B Other classification: 8
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -457) and index.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
The one-boy insurgency -- Run like mad -- The Torrance tornado -- Plundering Germany -- Into war -- The flying coffin -- "This is it, boys" -- "Only the laundry knew how scared I was" -- Five hundred and ninety-four holes -- The stinking six -- "Nobody's going to live through this" -- Downed -- Missing at sea -- Thirst -- Sharks and bullets -- Singing in the clouds -- Typhoon -- A dead body breathing -- Two hundred silent men -- Farting for Hirohito -- Belief -- Plots afoot -- Monster -- Hunted -- B-29 -- Madness -- Falling down -- Enslaved -- Two hundred and twenty punches -- The boiling city -- The naked stampede -- Cascades of pink peaches -- Mother's Day -- The shimmering girl -- Coming undone -- The body on the mountain -- Twisted ropes -- A beckoning whistle -- Daybreak.
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