Books by Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is an author intensely interested in history who writes incredible books about true American heroes both human and animal. 

Her second book Unbroken is a great read to remember all of those who have served in the military and who have guaranteed the freedoms we enjoy.  It is the true story of an American hero,  Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who survived overwhelming misfortunes  during World War II. As you eagerly turn the pages in this book, you will also be afraid to.  Though it is very gritty and sad, this story is a true testament to the human spirit and the strength of a personal relationship with God. Zamperini's amazing strength and perseverance throughout the horrors he endures is truly inspiring. Louis Zamperini is still alive and kicking. You can learn more about his amazing story by visiting his website or reading this 2010 Wall Street Journal article about the book.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend was her first book about a sports legend,  a horse who beat the odds. Seabiscuit captured the hearts and minds of the country during the Great Depression when Americans were in need of a distraction from the suffering that many were enduring. The energy and special skills of three misfits (the jockey, trainer, and owner) help the unlikely Seabiscuit succeed. This is another inspiring story that demonstrates how an animal or a person can triumph with the help of others. To learn more about this amazing horse visit the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation

Have any thoughts on these books or any other books that I should read? Please leave them as comments below. 

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