Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Why You Should Read It: If you want to improve your leisure time and learn a lot about life during World War II, then OlyLife recommends you read Unbroken. This is a fast-paced, true story of Luis Zamperini by author Laura Hillenbrand, who also penned Seabiscuit: An American Legend.
Hillenbrand is a phenomenal writer who takes you on a heart-thumping and often gut-wrenching ride through the World War II era as she brings the true life story of an American hero Mr. Zamperini into your living room. Those of you who have read a lot about the war need not worry about reading a well-worn yarn about the days of American heroism. The events of this soldier’s history leap from the page and keep you riveted.
Share it With Your Teens or Adult Children
Read this book and then give it to your high school or college-age son or daughter to read as well. If you do, you can rest assured that this will be a history lesson that they will not soon forget. The idea is not to dwell on war, but to help pass on the valuable lessons that walking in Mr. Zamperini’s shoes can give. So, if you want to continue your education, be entertained, and teach others, read this book and then pass it along it to your family. Reading Unbroken will bring you one step closer to making the most of your one and only life – That’s OlyLife!
Do you feel this story was told accurately? What surprised you about Mr. Zamperini? Share with us in the comments section.
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