This past Christmas I gave my dad an audiobook of the story of Louis Zamperini, entitled Unbroken. I had read some good reviews of the book from trusted sources, and I knew Dad would like a good WWII biography.
When we visited home this past spring, he handed it back to me and told me we HAD to listen.
I innocently popped one of the CDs in the stereo on Monday, not knowing how I would be transfixed for the next four days. Those of you who read Beth or Erica‘s blogs might have already read their reflections. I couldn’t stop listening.
Wow, just wow. I can’t say much more than that. To just scratch the surface of this man’s life, look at this interactive feature from the Wall Street Journal about Zamperini.
I hope to make this part of my boys’ high school reading when they get to WWII. I can’t think of a more compelling example that history is what happens to real people.