Unbroken

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Farewell to Louis Zamperini- the Olympian and POW whose story is recounted in the fascinating book "Unbroken". If you have never read this book- it is a marvelous summer read and leaves you inspired and in awe. (Zamperini - survived 47 days in a raft in the Pacific and another 2 years as a POW of the Japanese). http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ympian-and-subject-of-best-seller-dies-at-97/
    RIP Mr Zamperini
     
  2. meh126

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    DS was sent a copy from Norwich to read before school starts. I've been wanting to read it since it came out and he was finishing up another book, so I read it first. I've since sent copies to three family members and recommended it to all my friends. It was amazing. I could not put it down. What an extraordinary human being! I thought there were so many lessons to be learned from his strength and resilience, in my eyes it is a must read.
     
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    Unbroken....

    I reading it now. Very interesting.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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    Excellent book and even more amazing man, he will be missed.
     
  5. cga82

    cga82 Banned

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    I believe the movie will be out in Dec. I doubt that it could be as good as the book.

    No-way they could portray the details but I'm hopeful!
     
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    I saw the trailer this weekend while seeing a movie with my Mid in Annapolis. It looks really good. I am hoping Angelina Jolie did him justice!
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Even great movies are usually different than the books. For example, I loved Hunt for Red October, but the book and movie definitely differed.

    Provided it is "true" to the book (recognizing it needs to entertain, not just educate) and honors the hero, I can live with it. :smile:
     
  8. EDelahanty

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    There was enough in Zamperini's life to make at least three movies. Chariots of Fire, All is Lost and Stalag 17 come to mind. And that was before he was 30. The spiritual transformation he later experienced may have been even more amazing.

    Will Angelina Jolie unleash her inner Leni Riefenstahl? And how did her collaboration go with the prolific Coen brothers, who wrote the screenplay?

    I'm looking forward to seeing it.
     
  9. cga82

    cga82 Banned

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    I agree with all the above. Get the book and pass it on to others. The will to survive and how our country responded to the war is a set example for us.
     

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