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The Story of Former World War II Prisoner of War Louis Zamperini

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The new book release “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand covers the trials of Former World War II prisoner of war and Olympian Louis Zamperini: a story of his survival, redemption and resilience.  Now 93, Zamperini spends his postwar life as an inspirational speaker.

 

 

The Washington Post History Review by Gary Krist notes "Not that there's much in 'Unbroken' that will be unfamiliar to devotees of wartime narrative nonfiction. Readers of books .... will recognize many of Zamperini's tribulations, from the harrowing episodes of air combat over the Pacific to the long weeks battling sharks and hunger on a flimsy life raft to the mind-boggling brutalities of incarceration in a Japanese POW camp.  Rarely, however, has a single man had to endure such an extraordinary array of woes."

 

Read the book review in the Washington Post and an additional article from the New York Times.

 

NIAF honored Zamperini at its annual luncheon during the Foundation’s 33rd Gala Convention Weekend in 2008.  Learn more about NIAF honoring him at http://www.niaf.org/news/index.asp?id=616.