April 21, 2021

Unbroken, a non-fiction stunner

One of the most engrossing non-fiction books currently on the best seller list is Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken,” a gripping account of the life of Louis Zamperini, from his Olympic running and brushes with Hitler, to his saga as a prisoner of war in the Pacific arena during World War II. Lovers of history will appreciate how Berlin, Tokyo and various islands in the Pacific provide the backdrop for this compelling journey of a remarkable man.

Hillenbrand herself deserves a biography, having written the fantastically successful “Seabiscuit” as well as this one while suffering a debilitating form of chronic fatigue syndrome.

As a final suggestion, those that like their books in audio form will especially delight in the narration of actor Edward Herrmann who brings this compelling tale to vivid life.


  1. daniel b german says

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