I recently read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit. It’s a non-fiction account of a man who was about to break the 4-minute mile back in the 1930′s but then enlisted to fight in WWII and became a POW. It’s truly a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the limits of human endurance.
“Ambitious and powerful… Hillenbrand is intelligent and restrained, and wise enough to let the story unfold for itself. Her research is thorough, her writing crystalline. Unbroken is gripping in an almost cinematic way.” The New York Times Book Review
“Hillenbrand is a muscular, dynamic storyteller… But she happens also to have located a tale full of unforgettable characters, multihanky moments and wild turns…A bang up research job.”—The New York Times