Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
About The Author
Laura Hillenbrand was born May 15, 1967, in Fairfax, Virginia. She is married to Borden Flanagan. She is the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend, as well as Unbroken. She has a disease called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
This book was about the life of the POW, and a former Olympic runner, Louis Zamperini.
Zamperini broke the record for the most days at sea.
He also broke the NCAA mile record.
He was a competitor at the 1936 Olympics.
When he was in the Air Force, he was the rank of Lieutenant.
He was captured by the Japanese, and went to numerous POW camps.
tooling around(verb)-to drive around without any specific goal.
reverie(noun)-a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts.
squalor(noun)-the state of being extremely dirty/unpleasant.
incongruity(noun)-the state of being out of place
gaunt(adjective)-grim or desolate in appearance.
I have a text-to-text connection with this book because I can relate it to books about other Pacific POWs.
Finally, I recommend this book to all of you because it tells the story of a man who was captured, was beaten, was out at sea, and still survived, and I think that it is truly a story of how dignity can take a man very far.
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Public - 9/29/16, 5:49 PM