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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

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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
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 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. 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
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.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150625
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DLC
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Hillenbrand, Laura
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7252092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.J3
LC item number
Z365 2014
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1010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Zamperini, Louis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Long-distance runners
  • Olympic athletes
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Label
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive, Laura Hillenbrand
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Publication
Note
  • "Adapted for young adults."
  • Original version published: New York : Random House, c2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877077908
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385742511
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877077908
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877077908
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385742511
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014014794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877077908

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