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Initial post: Nov 24, 2010 3:18:50 PM PST
Jesse says:
Absolutely one of the most horrific and at the same time inspiring stories I'v ever read. Hillenbrand does it again.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 4:12:46 AM PST
Joan, watch this clip.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 2:41:41 PM PST
Louis Zamperini is my mom's second cousin. We are VERY proud of him and his accomplishments. A great American!!

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 12:09:45 PM PST
Aloha Rich says:
Inspiring. Nothing short of inspiring and life changing. Not only about bravery, but the ability to forgive. If Mr. Zamperini can forgive, there's no excuse for anyone else.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 5:50:43 AM PST
This book was amazing! I couldn't put it down. It's a wonderfully written account of one man's life and his ability to overcome unbelievable adversity. It had just the right amount of history, historical significance, and other background information. It also helped us understand the suffering of other people that knew Louis. It was one of the few books that I've read the acknowledgements. If you read 1 book over the next year, put this one on your list.

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 4:23:08 PM PST
Gary says:
Most amazing & inspirational book I've ever read. We need more Americans like Louis Zamperini!

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 1:14:01 PM PST
C. Hammack says:
Such a well-researched and written story. You are so heartbroken, angry, thrilled, hopeless and hopeful all in one. I was rather impressed with the research and the deep detail to include everyone involved and not just Louie. EVERY human soul needs to know this story. SOOO GLAD I bought it.

Posted on Feb 6, 2011 3:11:02 AM PST
Ivan Propst says:
I've read numerous accounts about Japanese held WWII POWs, but none as well-researched as this one, about a man whose will to survive was incredible and inspiring.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011 8:59:37 AM PST
Just finished. Incredible story and inspiring.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 3:16:55 PM PDT
The best book I've read in years! And I read a lot of books. The courage and determination was so inspirational.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 12:35:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 22, 2011 12:45:45 PM PDT
lrfyu 6666 says:
I cried, I became enraged, I found myself never having any desire to ever purchase and or support Japan in any way shape or form. I do not know how any of these brave men survived the Japanese POW camps. To think that after the war, these men never received any reparations, even those POWs in Germany did, is criminal. Regardless of our problems with Russia, these men were never treated fairly by our government. thanks to all of, as your extreme sacrifice truly allowed us and our children and grandchildren peace at a very cost!
This book by Ms Hilderbrand is wonderful, and is a must read. thank you for telling this story!

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 9:20:16 AM PDT
Susan Murray says:
Just finished the book for our bookclub group, and can't wait to get to our next meeting to talk about this book. It was such a great story and one of the best I've ever read about WWII. His survival through some of the most horrific conditions, and POW camps and beatings, and starvation will bring you to tears. The world learned alot from his experiences, and changed what's needed on survival rafts, and military law governing treatment of POWs, and medically - just how far the human body can be pushed... He is a true hero!

Posted on May 11, 2011 5:58:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 11, 2011 6:00:15 AM PDT
Bookworm says:
One of the best books I have read in a long time. I could not put it down; it was riveting. Louis may have been held prisoner physically, but more importantly he never let him self be held captive to unforgiveness. The chains of bitterness and an unforgiving heart can be far more destructive to the human soul than any physical captivity. Such faith and resilience are a testiomony to what God can do our heart when we surrender our lives to Him.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 7:43:25 AM PDT
R. Robey says:
A Great book, one of the best I have read and I read a lot! An amazing real life story that is extremely well written. I highly recommend.

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 3:57:54 PM PDT
Awesome book!

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 12:28:02 PM PDT
Pat,
Here's the title of the book I tried to remember. It was terrific. I really could not put it down. Not "Unbounded" but "Unbroken".

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 4:19:48 PM PDT
This is the man in the Book I am reading about AAF in WWII in Pacific.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 7:22:31 AM PDT
Tracey Huck says:
Every American should read this book! We should all strive to reach the level of will that drove Louis Zampeirini through conditions most Americans could never fathom.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 7:27:42 AM PDT
Tracey Huck says:
I love your post about Louis! Can I quote you with my students? It will also show up on Facebook. I teach 6th grade and I try to expose them to a great American every Monday morning. Your quote is perfect for a bell ringer.
Tracey Huck

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 4:43:56 PM PDT
Just finished an excellent book! I recommend it! It was written by the author of "Seabiscuit! It's a true story written about a man was an Olympic runner and then served in World War II. He overcome extreme odds and survived the war ( a plane crash and 18 months as a POW in Japan). It was a very gripping book...I couldn't put it down! He served in the Pacific where my Father served! I hope they make this book into a movie! Thanks to all the men and women who have or are serving in the military!

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 4:43:58 PM PDT
Just finished an excellent book! I recommend it! It was written by the author of "Seabiscuit! It's a true story written about a man was an Olympic runner and then served in World War II. He overcome extreme odds and survived the war ( a plane crash and 18 months as a POW in Japan). It was a very gripping book...I couldn't put it down! He served in the Pacific where my Father served! I hope they make this book into a movie! Thanks to all the men and women who have or are serving in the military!

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 4:48:18 PM PDT
Just finished an excellent book! I recommend it! It was written by the author of "Seabiscuit! It's a true story written about a man was an Olympic runner and then served in World War II. He overcome extreme odds and survived the war ( a plane crash and 18 months as a POW in Japan). It was a very gripping book...I couldn't put it down! He served in the Pacific where my Father served! I hope they make this book into a movie! Thanks to all the men and women who have or are serving in the military!

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 8:30:25 PM PDT
Check the book out at the Scranton Public Library.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 6:19:45 AM PDT
Bookworm says:
One of the best books I have read in a while. Human resilience, perserverence, faith and forgiveness.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 3:52:34 PM PST
Kristin says:
Amazing story! An honor to read!
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