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Date:
February 21
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Address:
Richland, WA 99352
Cost:
N/C

Thursday Afternoon Book Club 1:00 PM (Unbroken)

Thursday, February 21

Our February selection is Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken".A second book by the author of Seabiscuit (2001) would get noticed, even if it weren't the enthralling and often grim story of Louie Zamperini. An Olympic runner during the 1930s, he flew B-24s during WWII. Taken prisoner by the Japanese, he endured a captivity harsh even by Japanese standards and was a physical and mental wreck at the end of the war. He was saved by the influence of Billy Graham, who inspired him to turn his life around, and afterward devoted himself to evangelical speeches and founding boys' camps. Still alive at 93, Zamperini now works with those Japanese individuals and groups who accept responsibility for Japanese mistreatment of POWs and wish to see Japan and the U.S. reconciled. He submitted to 75 interviews with the author as well as contributing a large mass of personal records. Fortunately, the author's skills are as polished as ever, and this book has an impossible-to-put-down quality.



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