Unbroken (Movie Tie-in Edition): A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


This #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER shares the incredible true story of survival and salvation. As a boy, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. When he became a teen, he channeled his defiance into running,  and discovered a hidden and spectacular talent that would take him to the Berlin Olympics. After World War II started, he would become an airman. And when his bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean he survived. Facing the limits of his own endurance, Zamperini counter desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. But his willpower faced the ultimate test when he returned home, grappled with PTSD and came to encounter the Reverend Billy Graham. His story is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit.


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.

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