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UNBROKEN!

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   From frontliner and booklover, Keith:  For anyone interested in WWII history, and intense survival narratives, there is no book better than Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  I can honestly say that this book was the best book I read in all of 2011 (and best biography I have read in my entire life).  I know that is high praise, and I know that saying something like that, sets the book up to be overhyped and then disappoint the reader. If that ends up being the case...if I end up overhyping this story, and you end up disliking the book, I sincerely apologize. The book is about a man named Louie Zamperini, and essentially, the book falls into 4 parts: Louie the Athlete, Louie joins the War, Louie the Survivor, and finally Post-War Louie. I'm not going to give any major plot details away, but the things that Louie goes through as a WWII veteran are incredible. The book is so well written that at times you forget you are reading a biography and mistake it for a novel.