The Friday #56: Unbroken

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

 I received the book around Christmas time as a gift and haven't seen the movie yet. I'm really enjoying it and take it with me wherever I go. Recently I went to the DMV for my license renewal and the waiting only took about one hour. I was able to make some progress with the book that day. Sometimes I read children's books and sometimes not! :-)

About The Book

 In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.

 The Friday 56

"The little group of defenders shoved them back, sinking two destroyers and damaging nine other ships, shooting down two bombers, and forcing the Japanese to abort, their first loss of the war." 
-- Laura Hillenbrand 

So, what are you reading this week? Oh, by the way... the temps have warmed up considerably here in SoCal and it feels like Spring today for January! The sunrise and sunset for one glorious day was truly amazing. I would imagine that Louie Zamperini saw some beautiful skies while over in Hawaii. Photos taken with the Nikon D200 for Skywatch Friday

January Sunrise: LadyD Books

January Sunrise East View: LadyD Books

Sunset West View: LadyD Books

January Sunset: LadyD Books

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