A RANDOM HOUSE READER’S CIRCLE SELECTION: Perfectly priced and formatted for a great book club read with topics such as resilience, the nature of forgiveness, and survival in the face of adversity, and featuring an interview with Laura Hillenbrand.
BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: With historical photos throughout—and featuring ten new photos in this trade paperback edition.
154-WEEK BESTSELLER: The hardcover spent 14 weeks at #1 and 154 weeks total (as of this writing) on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list, and is (at this point) the fifth bestselling hardcover nonfiction of all time. To date, Unbroken has sold more than 3.9 million copies in print and digital formats, and has gone back to press for 49 printings.
COMING TO THEATRES NEAR YOU: Directed by Angelina Jolie, with a screenplay adapted by Joel and Ethan Coen, Unbroken is slated to hit movie theatres on December 25, 2014.
AWARD WINNER: Unbroken won the Christopher Award, Los Angeles Times book award and Indie Choice award.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Unbroken was named a Notable Book of 2012 by the American Library Association, and a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, and TIME magazine.
EXCELLENT PUBLICITY: Unbroken has garnered numerous high-profile write-ups in its hardcover debut, including features in Vanity Fair, Elle, the New York Times Book Review, and GQ.
SEABISCUIT: Has six million copies in print and was a New York Times bestseller for 29 weeks (in hardcover alone!) and inspired an Academy Award-nominated film adaptation in 2003.
“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…Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t 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 it’s told…. It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety.”—Newsweek
“Moving and, yes, inspirational…[Laura] Hillenbrand’s 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 sprinter’s 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 more 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
“Zamperini’s story is certainly one of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded. What happened after that is equally remarkable.”—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair
“Irresistible… Hillenbrand demonstrates a dazzling ability—one Seabiscuit only hinted at—to make the tale leap off the page.”—Elle
“A tale of triumph and redemption…astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Intense…You better hold onto the reins.”—The Boston Globe
“Incredible…Zamperini’s life is one of courage, heroism, humility and unflagging endurance.”—St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Hillenbrand 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 don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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