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Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation)  free pdf The #1 "New York Times" bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation," with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. "Every young person should have the chance to read this book. It's easy to think, growing up, that bravery is for other people, who are simply born heroic. But nothing about Louis marked him out for greatness. He started out as a misfit and troublemaker, but became a great man because of his choices. His story shows that everyone has the potential to rise above obstacles. It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it."--Angelina Jolie On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning #1 "New York Times" bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and featuring an exclusive interview with Zamperini, "Unbroken" will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. Praise for "Unbroken""This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."--"Booklist," STARRED "This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."--"School Library Journal""This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."--"Kirkus Reviews" "From the Hardcover edition."

About Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestsellers "Unbroken: A World War II""Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, " and "Seabiscuit: An American Legend, " which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, landed on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film "Seabiscuit, " which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. She is serving as a consultant on the Universal Pictures feature film based on "Unbroken." Hillenbrand's "New Yorker" article, "A Sudden Illness," won the National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in such publications as the "New York Times, Vanity Fair, "the "Washington Post" and the "Los Angeles Times." She and actor Gary Sinise were the cofounders of Operation International Children, a charity that provided school supplies to children through American troops.

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Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Listening Library (Audio)
Data Published : 11 November 2014
ISBN : 0553397117
EAN : 9780553397116
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 7 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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