What I’m Reading

The author of “Sea Biscuit,” Laura Hillenbrand, has a new book out and it is an amazing story.  The book is “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”   The first part of the book follows the life of Louis Zamperini from a rocky childhood through to his unlikely participation, right out of high school,  in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Then World War II came along and swept his country into war, and him into service to his country.  What followed was an unbelievable story of survival, first in the Pacific Ocean and then, in Japanese POW camps for the duration of the war.  Finally, the book recounted his difficult and frustrating adjustment to life after the war.  The book was one of those rare books that are both difficult to read and to put down.  I was enthralled with the story and took a new appreciation of the US war with Japan from it.  I would recommend this book to anyone but I would urge anyone to read it that is interested in understanding where our GI generation got its stuff.

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