Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption / Laura Hillenbrand.
Author: Hillenbrand, Laura.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010.
ISBN: 9781400064168 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1400064163 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Description: xviii, 473 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subject: Zamperini, Louis, 1917-
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 Biography.
Summary: 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.