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The Resource Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive, Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive, Laura Hillenbrand

Label
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive
Title
Unbroken
Title remainder
an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive
Statement of responsibility
Laura Hillenbrand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane 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. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillenbrand, Laura
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zamperini, Louis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Long-distance runners
  • Olympic athletes
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive, Laura Hillenbrand
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Adapted for young adults."
  • Original version published: New York : Random House, c2010
  • Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780375990625
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014794
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877077908
  • (OCoLC)ocn877077908
  • 673432
Label
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive, Laura Hillenbrand
Publication
Note
  • "Adapted for young adults."
  • Original version published: New York : Random House, c2010
  • Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780375990625
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014794
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877077908
  • (OCoLC)ocn877077908
  • 673432

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