I just finished Lauren Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” It was a very good book, telling the story of Louie Zamperini, who ran in the 1936 Olympics. While he was training for the 1940 Olympics, World War II broke out. He then became a bombardier whose plane went down over the Pacific. After subsisting for 47 days in a raft, he was picked up by the Japanese Navy and endured a harrowing existence as a P.O.W.
It’s just a gripping story.