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The Resource Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption, Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption, Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Title
Unbroken
Title remainder
a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Laura Hillenbrand
Title variation
Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor
Summary
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2011.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 2010.
Awards note
William Hill Sports Book of the Year, 2010
Biography type
individual biography
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10150625
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hillenbrand, Laura
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7252092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zamperini, Louis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Long-distance runners
  • Zamperini, Louis
  • Amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener
  • Kampfflieger
  • Pazifikkrieg (1941-1945)
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Krigsfångar
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Label
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The one-boy insurgency -- Run like mad -- The Torrance tornado -- Plundering Germany -- Into war -- The flying coffin -- "This is it, boys" -- "Only the laundry knew how scared I was" -- Five hundred and ninety-four holes -- The stinking six -- "Nobody's going to live through this" -- Downed -- Missing at sea -- Thirst -- Sharks and bullets -- Singing in the clouds -- Typhoon -- A dead body breathing -- Two hundred silent men -- Farting for Hirohito -- Belief -- Plots afoot -- Monster -- Hunted -- B-29 -- Madness -- Falling down -- Enslaved -- Two hundred and twenty punches -- The boiling city -- The naked stampede -- Cascades of pink peaches -- Mother's Day -- The shimmering girl -- Coming undone -- The body on the mountain -- Twisted ropes -- A beckoning whistle -- Daybreak
Control code
ocn613293334
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 473 pages
Isbn
9781400064168
Lccn
2010017517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)613293334
Label
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption, Laura Hillenbrand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The one-boy insurgency -- Run like mad -- The Torrance tornado -- Plundering Germany -- Into war -- The flying coffin -- "This is it, boys" -- "Only the laundry knew how scared I was" -- Five hundred and ninety-four holes -- The stinking six -- "Nobody's going to live through this" -- Downed -- Missing at sea -- Thirst -- Sharks and bullets -- Singing in the clouds -- Typhoon -- A dead body breathing -- Two hundred silent men -- Farting for Hirohito -- Belief -- Plots afoot -- Monster -- Hunted -- B-29 -- Madness -- Falling down -- Enslaved -- Two hundred and twenty punches -- The boiling city -- The naked stampede -- Cascades of pink peaches -- Mother's Day -- The shimmering girl -- Coming undone -- The body on the mountain -- Twisted ropes -- A beckoning whistle -- Daybreak
Control code
ocn613293334
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 473 pages
Isbn
9781400064168
Lccn
2010017517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)613293334

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