Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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Author Laura Hillenbrand
Original title Unbroken
Language English
Genre Biography
Publisher Random House
Publication date
November 16, 2010
Media type Print
Pages 473
ISBN ISBN 978-1-4000-6416-8
OCLC 613293334
LC Class D805.J3 Z364 2010

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, author of the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001). Unbroken is a biography of World War II hero Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in the Pacific theater, spent 47 days drifting on a raft, and then survived more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese prisoner-of-war camps.

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A feature film based on the book is being adapted by Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures. Angelina Jolie is set to direct the film while the Joel and Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson are set to write the screenplay.[7] Jack O'Connell is attached to portray Louis Zamperini[8] and the film has a Christmas release date for 2014.[9][10]


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  8. ^ "Angelina Jolie Narrowing Choices For Young Lou Zamperini In ‘Unbroken’". deadline.com. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Universal Dates Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ For December 25, 2014". deadline.com. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Annie Martin (February 25, 2014). "Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini's unbelievable true story to life in Unbroken". UPI. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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