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August 16th 2011:Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

With 760,000 copies of Unbroken in print, & the movie optioned by Universal Pictures, hear the 1st & only interview featuring both the author Laura Hillenbrand, and the subject, Louis Zamperini on Real Recognition Radio. Laura Hillenbrand’s book about Louis Zamperini titled Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption has been #1 on the NYT Bestseller list for six weeks, tying it with her previous work Seabiscuit. Louie, as he likes to be called, was an Olympic athlete at the Games in Berlin when Hitler was in power. World War II broke out & Louie joined the U

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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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