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Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. (Nonfiction)

Books In the Middle Podcast

Unbroken    by Laura HillenbrandHe really was a troublemaker. If there ever was a kid that was destined for juvenile hall, it was Louis Zamperini. If it wasn’t nailed down, he had no problem stealing it and even if it WAS nailed down, he’d bring a hammer and pry the nail out! His mother despaired of him ever amounting to anything. So how did he go from possible juvenile delinquent to an almost Olympic winner turned wartime captive? This is a gripping tale of what war time is really like. Not only does Louie’s plane crash in the Pacific Ocean where he undergoes extreme thirst and hunger, but he and a friend are captured by the Japanese and endure unimaginable horrors in their prisoner of war camps.Recommended for 8th grade and up. 


12 Apr 2021

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Drowning in my Feelings


18 Mar 2021

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'Seabiscuit' author Laura Hillenbrand on her COVID-19 scare

Beat Check with The Oregonian

Laura Hillenbrand, the best-selling author of Unbroken and Seabiscuit, moved to Oregon a few years ago. For more than three weeks now, she's endured symptoms consistent with COVID-10, but her test results were negative. Hillenbrand said three doctors said she definitely has the coronavirus. On this bonus episode, The Oregonian/OregonLive's Noelle Crombie talks with Hillenbrand about her illness, how her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has helped and hindered her through the health scare and what she's doing to cope her respiratory issues.Reliable local journalism matters now more than ever. Please support our work for just $10 a month. Subscribe now.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Apr 2020

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Book Bytes: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Book Bytes

The first ever episode of Book Bytes! We go into detail about its theme and apply it to today


29 Jan 2020

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand By Donny Nelson and Jason Schmidt

Unbroken by Laura hillenbrand podcast by Donny Nelson and Jason Schmidt

Have you ever wondered what other people wonder about the book unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand well now you can find out in this weeks episodes here are reviews about the book unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 


10 Dec 2019

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Episode 132—Laura Hillenbrand on Research Workarounds, Reading Aloud, and Campfire Storytelling

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

"When I experience something interesting that happens I need to compose it in words," says Laura Hillenbrand. In many ways this is the logical conclusion of The Creative Nonfiction Podcast. This is the Tony Soprano cut-to-black moment, Walter White dying beside his precious meth lab, or Gollum plummeting into the fires of Mt. Doom with the Ring of Power clutched in his hand. This interview with the one and only Laura Hillenbrand was about two years in the making and through unshakable endurance on both sides we were able to get this done and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by this in the least. For those who don’t know, Laura is the best-selling author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend and Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Rddemption. I think best-selling is an understatement. Unbroken spent a staggering 42 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times Best seller list. Both books were made into Oscar-nominated movies with Gary Ross directing Seabiscuit and Angelina Jolie directing Unbroken. Laura won the National Magazine Award in 2004 for her New Yorker article “A Sudden Illness,” which describes the acute onset of chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, that has been with her since the 1980s. If you haven’t subscribed to the show, be sure to do that wherever you get your podcasts. If you dig the show, please consider leaving an honest review over on iTunes. You can follow me and the show on Twitter @BrendanOMeara and @CNFPod. Like the Facebook page, it’s just The Creative Nonfiction Podcast, and feel free to follow me on Instagram where I post cool audiograms of the shows as well as stupid drawings I do when I need to decompress. Always compressin’ over here. Head over to brendanomeara.com for show notes and to subscribe to my monthly newsletters where I share my reading recommendations for the month, articles, and what you might have missed from the world of the podcast. It’s a little bite of goodness to start your month. Once a month. No spam. Can’t beat it. Thanks again to our sponsors in Goucher College’s MFA in Nonfiction and Creative Nonfiction Magazine. And, hey, happy New Year, friend. And thanks for being on this CNFin’ journey with me. Here’s to 2019.


28 Dec 2018

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

In the Stacks

Listen to Charlene and Ellen talk about Laura Hillenbrand’s book about Louis Zamperini’s story of survival in World War II.

25 Aug 2016

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Unbroken Author Laura Hillenbrand; A Lesson in Adaptation

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running

Runners love it when our sport intersects with what is going on in life. We had not had a good running movie in a while….until recently that is. Unbroken has been a huge hit in cinemas, because it follows the true story of Olympian Louie Zamperini, who survived 47 days in a raft, after his bomber plane crashed into the ocean, and then he spent years as a prisoner of war in Japan. A little more about the author, Laura Hillenbrand:


28 Jan 2015

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Author of SeaBiscuit


He was a track star and a bombardier in World War II. But nothing stands out more about Louis Zamperini's life than the unimaginable way his inner strength and survival instincts overcame the war's worst extremities, including weeks adrift at sea and the cruelest of Japanese POW camps. Exceptional author Laura Hillenbrand (SEABISCUIT) tells his gripping story in her masterful book, UNBROKEN.


13 Jun 2010