Prisoners of war
Jun 10, 2013 — NPR's Barrie Hardymon has been scanning the catalogs all year, searching for the summer's best books. Her five favorites range from young-adult fiction to a memoir about cheese.
Jun 22, 2012 — Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand's true tale of survival in WWII, is on the list for an 83rd week.
Jan 7, 2012 — Unbroken — the riveting tale of a U.S. airman's survival at sea — is on the list for a 59th week.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jan 31, 2011 — For the month of February, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand will join NPR to lead discussions about her new No. 1 book, Unbroken. This book club will take place on Facebook, Twitter and NPR.org. Read on to find out how you can participate.
Dec 9, 2010 — Fresh Air's resident book critic selects her favorite reads from the year, including Patti Smith's moving memoir, a feminist slant on election season and a new history of labor unions.
Dec 1, 2010 — Laura Hillenbrand — the award-winning author of Seabiscuit — has returned in fighting form with her latest nonfiction biography, Unbroken. The story of a pilot who survived a crash against all odds speaks to the indefatigable human spirit and our collective will to overcome.
Nov 19, 2010 — He was a juvenile delinquent, then a world-class miler; a World War II airman, then a POW grotesquely mistreated by the Japanese. Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand's new book tells the remarkable tale of Louis Zamperini.
Oct 5, 2010 — Bob Palmer, Chuck Vervalin, Tim McCoy and Gordy Cox were teenagers when the Japanese sank their submarine in World War II. No Ordinary Joes tells the story of their subsequent imprisonment, survival and loves.
Mar 17, 2010 — U.S. military officials are preparing to attempt to take control of Kandahar away from the Taliban later this year. Two young Western residents of the city, Felix Kuehn and Alex Strick van Linschoten, describe what it's like to live and work under Taliban rule.