Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“This month’s recommendation for a book you must read is UNBROKEN by Lauren Hillenbrand. Talk about a page turner. This is a non-fiction story that reads like fiction. It’s about an Olympic runner named Louis Zamperini, who was one of the best long distance runners of his time and who ran in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin with Jesse Owens and others when Hitler was coming to power in Germany and who later fought in WW II and was captured and interred by the Japanese. A riveting tale of endurance and survival in the bleakest of circumstances and how Louis came all the way back from the brink of death and madness. The author wrote Seabiscuit, which is one of my favorite books, and this effort is every bit as wonderful. Do not miss it.

Next month, a review of a book in our own field of science fiction/fantasy. Bye for now, Terry.”

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