Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is an American author of books and essays that have reached both critical and commercial success. She is best known for her non-fiction works such as 'Seabiscuit: An American Legend' and 'Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption'. Both books have been adapted into major motion pictures. Hillenbrand's writing is notable for her extensive research and vivid storytelling, particularly in the context of historical events.


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  1. 1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    This book is a gripping true story of a WWII veteran, who was an Olympic runner before the war. His plane crashes in the Pacific during a reconnaissance mission, and he survives for 47 days on a raft, only to be captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a series of brutal prisoner of war camps. Despite the immense suffering, he remains unbroken, maintaining his dignity and hope, and eventually finds redemption after the war.

  2. 2. Seabiscuit

    The book is a captivating non-fiction tale about a small, knobby-kneed racehorse named Seabiscuit, who, against all odds, becomes a champion in the 1930s. The narrative also focuses on the people around Seabiscuit - the owner, trainer, and jockey - who help him overcome obstacles and reach his full potential. The story is set during the Great Depression and serves as a symbol of hope and resilience, resonating with many Americans at the time.