Wow... I am still reeling from the end of this book. I don't usually read nonfiction, but I've been trying to read some of the books that have been on the current bestseller lists for over a year. This book definitely deserves every week that it has been on the list. Unbroken is an incredible story of a man whose dreams of being an Olympic gold medalist were sidetracked by World War II. He was sent off to war and after his plane went down, he became a POW in Japan. I can never even imagine some of the trials and tribulations he faced. I was particularly struck by the fact that it was love for his family that kept him going. He loved his family so much that he was willing to endure years of inhumane conditions, starvation and beating to get back to them. At times reading this book can be rough, but it is definitely worth it to get through to the end!
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.