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arc of space, was suspended low in theair over the house It was longer than two and a half football fields and as tall as a city It was putting out the stars What he saw was the German dirigible Graf Zeppelin At nearly 800 feet long and 110 feet high, it was the largest flying machine evercrafted More luxurious than the finest airplane, gliding effortlessly over huge distances, built on a scale that left spectators gasping, it was, in the summer of 29, the wonder of the world The airship was three days from completing a sensational feat of aeronautics, circumnavigation of the globe The journey had begun onAugust 7, when the Zeppelin had slipped its tethers in Lakehurst, New Jersey, lifted up with a long, slow sigh, and headed for Manhattan On Fifth Avenue that summer, demolition was soon to begin on the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, clearing the way for a skyscraper of unprecedented proportions, the Empire State Building At Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, players were debuting numbered uniforms Lou Gehrig wore No 4 Babe Ruth, about to hit his five hundredth home run, wore No 3 On Wall Street, stock prices were racing toward an all time high After a slow glide around the Statue of Liberty, the Zeppelin banked north, then turned out over the Atlantic In time, land came below again France, Switzerland, Germany The ship passed over Nuremberg, where fringe politician Adolf Hitler, whose Nazi Party had been trounced in the 1928 elections, had just delivered a speech touting selective infanticide Then it flew east of Frankfurt, where a Jewish woman named Edith Frank was caring for her newborn, a girl named Anne Sailing northeast, the Zeppelin crossed over Russia Siberian villagers, so isolated that they d never even seen a train, fell to their knees at the sight of it On August 19, as some four million Japanese waved handkerchiefs and shouted Banzai the Zeppelin circled Tokyo and sank onto a landing field Four days later, as the German and Japanese anthems played, the ship rose into the grasp of a typhoon that whisked it over the Pacific at breathtaking speed, toward America Passengers gazing from the windows saw only the ship s shadow, following it along the clouds like a huge shark swimming alongside When the clouds parted, the passengers glimpsed giant creatures, turning in the sea, that looked like monsters On August 25, the Zeppelin reached San Francisco After being cheered down the California coast, it slid through sunset, into darkness and silence, and across midnight As slow as the drifting wind, it passed over Torrance, where its only audience was a scattering of drowsy souls, among them the boy in his pajamas behind the house on Gramercy Avenue Standing under the airship, his feet bare in the grass, he was transfixed It was, he would say, fearfully beautiful He could feel the rumble of the craft s engines tilling the air but couldn t make out the silver skin, the sweeping ribs, the finned tail He could see only the blackness of the space it inhabited It was not a great presence but a great absence, a geometric ocean of darkness that seemed to swallow heaven itself The boy s name was Louis Silvie Zamperini The son of Italian immigrants, he had come into the world in Olean, New York, on January 26, 1917, eleven and a half pounds of baby under black hair as coarse as barbed wire His father, Anthony, had been living on his own since age fourteen, first as a coal miner and boxer, then as a construction worker His mother, Louise, was a petite, playful beauty, sixteen at marriage and eighteen when Louie was born In their apartment, where only Italian was spoken, Louise and Anthony called their boy Toots From the moment he could walk, Louie couldn t bear to be corralled His siblings would recall him careening about, hurdling flora, fauna, and furniture The instant Louise thumped him into a chair and told him to be still, he vanished If she didn t have her squirming boy clutched in her hands, she usually had no idea where he was In 1919, when two year old Louie was down with pneumonia, he climbed out his bedroom window, descended one story, and went on a naked tear down the street with a policeman chasing him and a crowd watching in amazement Soon after, on a pediatrician s advice, Louise and Anthony decided to move their children to the warmer climes of California Sometime after their train pulled out of Grand Central Station, Louie bolted, ran the length of the train, and leapt from the caboose Standing with his frantic mother as the train rolled backward in search of the lost boy, Louie s older brother, Pete, spotted Louie strolling up the track in perfect serenity Swept up in his mother s arms, Louie smiled I knew you d come back, he said in Italian In California, Anthony landed a job as a railway electrician and bought a half acre field on the edge of Torrance, population 1,800 He and Louise hammered up a one room shack with no running water, an outhouse behind, and a roof that leaked so badly that they had to keep buckets on the beds With only hook latches for locks, Louise took to sitting by the front door on an apple box with a rolling pin in her hand, ready to brain any prowlers who might threaten her children There, and at the Gramercy Avenue house where they settled a year later, Louise kept prowlers out, but couldn t keep Louie in hand Contesting a footrace across a busy highway, he just missed getting broadsided by a jalopy At five, he started smoking, picking up discarded cigarette butts while walking to kindergarten He began drinking one night when he was eight he hid under the dinner table, snatched glasses of wine, drank them all dry, staggered outside, and fell into a rosebush On one day, Louise discovered that Louie had impaled his leg on a bamboo beam on another, she had to ask a neighbor to sew Louie s severed toe back on When Louie came home drenched in oil after scaling an oil rig, diving into a sump well, and nearly drowning, it took a gallon of turpentine and a lot of scrubbing before Anthony recognized his son again Thrilled by the crashing of boundaries, Louie was untamable As he grew into his uncommonly clever mind, mere feats of daring were no longer satisfying In Torrance, a one boy insurgency was born If it was edible, Louie stole it He skulked down alleys, a roll of lock picking wire in his pocket Housewives who stepped from their kitchens would return to find that their suppers had disappeared Residents looking out their back windows might catch a glimpse of a long legged boy dashing down the alley, a whole cake balanced on his hands When a local family left Louie off their dinner party guest list, he broke into their house, bribed their Great Dane with a bone, and cleaned out their icebox At another party,he absconded with an entire keg of beer When he discovered that the cooling tables at Meinzer s Bakery stood within an arm s length of the back door, he began picking the lock, snatching pies, eating until he was full, and reserving the rest as ammunition for ambushes When rival thieves took up the racket, he suspended the stealing until the culprits were caught and the bakery owners dropped their guard Then he ordered his friends to rob Meinzer s again.It is a testament to the content of Louie s childhood that his stories about it usually ended with and then I ran like mad He was often chased by people he had robbed, and at least two people threatened to shoot him To minimize the evidence found on him when the police habitually came his way, he set up loot stashing sites around town, including a three seater cave that he dug in a nearby forest Under the Torrance High bleachers, Pete once found a stolen wine jug that Louie had hidden there It was teeming with inebriated ants In the lobby of the Torrance theater, Louie stopped up the pay telephone s coin slots with toilet paper He returned regularly to feedwire behind the coins stacked up inside, hook the paper, and fill his palms with change A metal dealer never guessed that the grinning Italian kid who often came by to sell him armfuls of copper scrap had stolen the same scrap from his lot the night before Discovering, while scuffling with an enemy at a circus, that adults would give quarters to fighting kids to pacify them, Louie declared a truce with the enemy and they cruised around staging brawls before strangers To get even with a railcar conductor who wouldn t stop for him, Louie greased the rails When a teacher made him stand in a corner for spitballing, he deflated her car tires with toothpicks After setting a legitimate Boy Scout state record in friction fire ignition, he broke his record by soaking his tinder in gasoline and mixing it with match heads, causing a small explosion He stole a neighbor s coffee percolator tube, set up a sniper s nest in a tree, crammed pepper tree berries into his mouth, spat them through the tube, and sent the neighborhood girls running His magnum opus became legend Late one night, Louie climbed the steeple of a Baptist church, rigged the bell with piano wire, strung the wire into a nearby tree, and roused the police, the fire department, and all of Torrance with apparently spontaneous pealing The credulous townsfolk called it a sign from God Only one thing scared him When Louie was in late boyhood, a pilot landed a plane near Torrance and took Louie up for a flight One might have expected such an intrepid child to be ecstatic, but the speed and altitude frightened him From that day on, he wanted nothing to do with airplanes In a childhood of artful dodging, Louie made than just mischief He shaped who he would be in manhood Confident that he was clever, resourceful, and bold enough to escape any predicament, he was almost incapable of discouragement When history carried him into war, this resilient optimism would define him Louie was twenty months younger than his brother, who was everything he was not Pete Zamperini was handsome, popular, impeccably groomed, polite to elders and avuncular to juniors, silky smooth with girls, and blessed with such sound judgment that even when he was a child, his parents consulted him on difficult decisions He ushered his mother into her seat at dinner, turned in at seven, and tucked his alarm clock under his pillow so as not to wake Louie, with whom he shared a bed He rose at two thirty to run a three hour paper route, and deposited all his earnings in the bank, which would swallow every penny when the Depression hit He had a lovely singing voice and a gallant habit of carrying pins in his pant cuffs, in case his dance partner s dress strap failed He once saved a girl from drowning Pete radiated a gentle but impressive authority that led everyone he met, even adults, to be swayed by his opinion Even Louie, who made a religion out of heeding no one, did as Pete said Louie idolized Pete, who watched over him and their younger sisters, Sylvia and Virginia, with paternal protectiveness But Louie was eclipsed, and he never heard the end of it Sylvia would recall her mother tearfully telling Louie how she wished he could be like Pete What made it galling was that Pete s reputation was part myth Though Pete earned grades little better than Louie s failing ones, his principal assumed that he was a straight A student On the night of Torrance s church bell miracle, a well directed flashlight would have revealed Pete s legs dangling from the tree alongside Louie s And Louie wasn t always the only Zamperini boy who could be seen sprinting down the alley with food that had lately belonged to the neighbors But it never occurred to anyone to suspect Pete of anything Pete never got caught, said Sylvia Louie always got caught Nothing about Louie fit with other kids He was a puny boy, and in his first years in Torrance, his lungs were still compromised enough from the pneumonia that in picnic footraces, every girl in town could dust him His features, which would later settle into pleasant collaboration, were growing at different rates, giving him a curious face that seemed designed by committee His ears leaned sidelong off his head like holstered pistols, and above them waved a calamity of black hair that mortified him He attacked it with his aunt Margie s hot iron, hobbled it in a silk stocking every night, and slathered it with so much olive oil that flies trailed him to school It did no good And then there was his ethnicity In Torrance in the early 1920s, Italians were held in such disdain that when the Zamperinis arrived, the neighbors petitioned the city council to keep them out Louie, who knew only a smattering of English until he was in grade school, couldn t hide his pedigree He survived kindergarten by keeping mum, but in first grade, when he blurted out Brutte bastarde at another kid, his teachers caught on They compounded his misery by holding him back a grade He was a marked boy Bullies, drawn by his oddity and hoping to goad him into uttering Italian curses, pelted him with rocks, taunted him, punched him, and kicked him He tried buying their mercy with his lunch, but they pummeled him anyway, leaving him bloody He could have ended the beatings by running away or succumbing to tears, but he refused to do either You could beat him to death, said Sylvia, and he wouldn t say ouch or cry He just put his hands in front of his face and took it As Louie neared his teens, he took a hard turn Aloof and bristling, he lurked around the edges of Torrance, his only friendships forged loosely with rough boys who followed his lead He became so germophobic that he wouldn t tolerate anyone coming near his food Though he could be a sweet boy, he was often short tempered and obstreperous He feigned toughness, but was secretly tormented Kids passing into parties would see him lingering outside, unable to work up the courage to walk in.Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one in a billion story designed to wrench from self respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrands writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you dont dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Marvelous Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the tale it tells and for the way its told It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety Newsweek Moving and, yes, inspirational Laura Hillenbrands unforgettable book deserve s pride of place alongside the best works of literature that chart the complications and the hard won triumphs of so called ordinary Americans and their extraordinary time.Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinters pace Time Unbroken is too much book to hope for a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who can handle it When it comes to courage, charisma, and impossible adventure, few will ever match the boy terror of Torrance, and few but the author of Seabiscuit could tell his tale with such humanity and dexterity Hillenbrand has given us a new national treasure.Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run Riveting an exceptional portrait So haunting and so beautifully written, those who fall under its spell will never again feel the same way about World War II and one of its previously unsung heroes The Columbus Dispatch Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News No other author of narrative nonfiction chooses her subjects with greater discrimination or renders them with discipline and commitment If storytelling were an Olympic event, Hillenbrand would medal for sure Salon A celebration of gargantuan fortitude full of unforgettable characters, multi hanky moments and wild turns Hillenbrand is a muscular, dynamic storyteller The New York Times A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Zamperinis story is certainly one of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded What happened after that is equally remarkable.Graydon Carter , Vanity FairIrresistible .Hillenbrand demonstrates a dazzling abilityone Seabiscuit only hinted atto make the tale leap off the page ElleA tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment WeeklyIntense You better hold onto the reins The Boston GlobeIncredible Zamperinis life is one of courage, heroism, humility and unflagging endurance St Louis Post DispatchHillenbrand has once again brought to life the true story of a forgotten hero, and reminded us how lucky we are to have her, one of our best writers of narrative history You dont have to be a sports fan or a war history buff to devour this bookyou just have to love great storytelling.Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The incredible true story survival and salvation that is the basis for two major motion pictures s upcoming Path to Redemption On a May afternoon in , an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into Pacific Ocean disappeared, leaving only spray debris slick oil, gasoline, blood Unbroken Survival, Resilience Resilience, non fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, author best selling Seabiscuit An American Legend biography hero Louis Zamperini, former Olympic track star who survived plane crash theater, spent days drifting on raft, then than Best Books Month, November From bestselling Seabiscuit, comes Unbroken, inspiring man lived through series catastrophes almost too be believedIn evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls Louie Zamperini juvenile delinquent turned runner Laura Author Seabiscuit hailed TIME magazine as nonfiction year One longest running New York Times bestsellers all time, has four years list hardcover, fifteen weeks at number one, countingRecently released paperback, debuted remains there after Auto Suggestions are available once you type least letters Use up arrow mozilla firefox browser alt down review enter select IMDb After near fatal WWII, Olympian spends harrowing raft with fellow crewmen before he caught Japanese navy sent prisoner war camp Story WoW Warcraft All trademarks referenced herein properties their respective owners Quantum Physics Sensing Wholeness Quantum We may consider every cell human body library information Each made molecules, each molecule atoms, atoms electrons, neutrons, protons Uthgerd Elder Scrolls FANDOM powered Wikia Uthgerd 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    • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • Laura Hillenbrand
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    • 2016-02-27T12:11+02:00