Unbroken: A World War II story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand - Reviewed by Edee
This book has been on my to-read list for awhile. I kept hearing great things about Unbroken and with the movie adaptation coming out later this year, I was looking forward to reading it. The title of the book is very fitting and sums up what I took away from the book. The author's details and statistics about the fighting during World War II really gave me pause to think about how far our military has advanced since that time. We all truly owe a deep debt of gratitude to all those serving in our military, both past and present. I also appreciated the author incorporating Mr. Zamperini's family's struggle while he was missing. Unbroken is an important story that needed recording and I hope we all never forget the sacrifices our soldiers make for our benefit.
This book has been on my to-read list for awhile. The premise of the book was very intriguing to me: "A Modern Day Slave, an International Art Dealer and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together." It sounded like a very interesting combination of personalities and I was interested to see how their stories would develop. The first half of the book basically gives you the background on Denver Moore (the modern-day slave) and Ron Hall (the International Art Dealer). I found the details regarding sharecropping and life in Red River Parish, Louisiana fascinating. Without giving away too much of the story, this book definitely is an emotional journey and not a light hearted read. While portions of the story are heart wrenching, it is a touching story of friendship and how one person's life can touch so many others. I enjoyed visiting the book's website to see photos of Denver, Deborah and Ron, as well as some members of their families.