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Unbroken -- Second meeting

Kathleen volunteered again to host a second meeting for this book.

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Not sure I've ever seen 3,000 5-star reviews for a book before...  The description was equally inspiring: "Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit."

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

From Amazon:

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber 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 odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini.  In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails.  As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile.  But when war had come, the athlete had become 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 foundering raft, 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.

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  • David E.

    Wonderful conversation, great people -- really nice to meet everyone and share a spirited discussion.

    April 6, 2013

  • Kirk

    Whoops - got into the other one and forgot to remove this. Enjoy the discussion!

    April 4, 2013

  • Jeff

    Was on the waitlist, but I scheduled a Mammoth ski trip! See you another time. I've usually been to Julie's place in the past.

    March 28, 2013

  • Paul

    I am looking forward to meeting the group.

    January 14, 2013

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