Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
Reading such books of this caliber does indeed comes at a peril in a sense that it has the ability and the beneficial effect in broadening your horizons, i.e. like knowing the history, the events that shaped how the world is together with many more. Reading again is the remedy that you sometimes don’t take heed of because if you did you will realize that it has the potential to liberate your mind from the mental slavery that has found solace in your brains? So reading books such as this one mentioned above definitely will have the lasting effect in the long run in how you encode and decode the content of it because one thing for sure that I know is that it will have the lasting impact on you because of the fact that you know the fact and reality of the story not just the farfetched opinions. The author of this compiling true story of Louie Zamperini
is yours truly Laura Hillenbrand
whose this very book was crowned as the top book of the year (2010) by the Time magazine. The author takes down memory lane of the real life story of the Louie Zamperini who back in his early childhood was the hellraiser , stealing everything edible that he could carry, staging elaborate pranks, getting in fistfights, and bedeviling the local police. But as a teenager, he emerged as one of the greatest runners America had ever seen, competing at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he put on a sensational performance, crossed paths with Hitler, and stole a German flag right off the Reich Chancellery. He was preparing for the 1940 Olympics, and closing in on the fabled four-minute mile, when World War II began. Louie joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a bombardier. Stationed on Oahu, he survived harrowing combat, including an epic air battle that ended when his plane crash-landed, some six hundred holes in its fuselage and half the crew seriously wounded.
On a May afternoon in 1943, Louie took off on a search mission for a lost plane. Somewhere over the Pacific, the engines on his bomber failed. The plane plummeted into the sea, leaving Louie and two other men stranded on a tiny raft. Drifting for weeks and thousands of miles, they endured starvation and desperate thirst, sharks that leapt aboard the raft, trying to drag them off, a machine-gun attack from a Japanese bomber, and a typhoon with waves some forty feet high. At last, they spotted an island. As they rowed toward it, unbeknownst to them, a Japanese military boat was lurking nearby. Louie’s journey had only just begun. Louis was held in captivity through the end of the war and his family thought he had been killed in action, but he eventually returned to a hero's welcome. Zamperini was held in a Japanese Navy camp for captives not labeled as Prisoners of War at Ofuna.
After reading the book you will be left spellbound, as it is a tale of daring, defiance, persistence, ingenuity, and the ferocious will of a man who refused to be broken which you will definitely draw inspiration from it.
Date Added: 21 February 2011 16:28:11