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Jun 27, 2014 — At No. 6, Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken tells the true story of a World War II airman who survives his bomber crashing into the sea only to become a prisoner of the Japanese.
Nov 3, 2013 — On Sept. 1, 1944, a B-24 bomber went down in the South Pacific. The wreckage, and the airmen, seemed to disappear. Almost 50 years later, a scientist on vacation in Palau found an airplane wing and went on an obsessive, decade-long quest to find what happened to the plane. Author Wil S. Hylton joins NPR to discuss his new book on the mystery.
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.
Nov 27, 2007 — At the close of World War II, a U.S. plane was shot down over the jungles of Borneo. For seven months, survivors lived among a headhunting tribe, hiding from the Japanese. Author Judith Heimann tells their story.