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February 22nd 2011:Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Montreal and New York City, February 15, 2011 – FIRST TIME EVER... author of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand appears with subject of book, Louis Zamperini. With 760,000 copies of Unbroken in print, and the movie optioned by Universal Pictures, hear the first and only interview featuring both the author, Laura Hillenbrand (also the author of NYT bestseller Seabiscuit) and the subject, Louis Zamperini together on the next episode of Real Recognition Radio. Louis was an Olympic athlete at the Games in Berlin when Hitler was in power. World War II—Louie was a U.S. Air Corps bombardier on a

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Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of bestsellers, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and Seabiscuit. Laura's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, American Heritage, USA Today, Reader's Digest and many other publications. Her New Yorker article, "A Sudden Illness," won the 2003 National Magazine Award. Her first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, ranked #1 on the New York Times' best seller lists for a total of 42 weeks, and won the Booksense Nonfiction Book of the Year award as well as the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in Great Britain. The book was runner-up for the Barnes and
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Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini or Louie, as he likes to be called, is a truly inspiring man who has lived through a series of catastrophes almost too unbearable to believe. His life’s story is told in Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken. Louie was a juvenile delinquent in the 1920’s-turned-Olympic runner in the ‘30’s. He qualified to run on the 1936 Olympic team and was America’s top finisher at the Games in Berlin where Hitler was in power. World War II broke out and Louie joined the U.S. Air Corps as a bombardier. He was on a routine search mission over the Pacific when his plane crashed into the ocean, and Louie and another crew member survived in a life raft, drifting 2,000 miles for 47 days into Ja
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