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Fourth Estate Ltd
01 December 2014
Biography; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Air forces & warfare; Prisoners of war
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie.

THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War's most extraordinary odysseys. Zamperini faces thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft. Beyond like only greater trials, in Japan's prisoner-of-war camps.

Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini's destiny, whether triumph or tragedy, depends on the strength of his will ...

Now a major motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O' Connell.
By:   Laura Hillenbrand
Imprint:   Fourth Estate Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Film tie-in edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9780007580576
ISBN 10:   0007580576
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   01 December 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the number one bestseller Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. It was made into a major international film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand's New Yorker article, 'A Sudden Illness,' won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Reviews for Unbroken

`The pages almost turn themselves. His tale is remarkable and his resilience inspiring.' Ben Macintyre `An instant classic' Mail on Sunday `One of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded. Do yourself a favour and by the book' Vanity Fair ` Unbroken is an extraordinarily compelling read, a match for any thriller...a remarkable book.' Evening Standard `More gripping than fiction' Sunday Telegraph `Staggering ... mesmerising ... Hillenbrand's writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don't dare take your eyes off the page' People

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