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Hillenbrand, Laura

Overview
Works: 87 works in 523 publications in 23 languages and 25,839 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Sports films  Film adaptations  Biographies  Animal films  Historical films  War films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor
Classifications: D805.J3, 940.547252092
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Most widely held works by Laura Hillenbrand
Seabiscuit : an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

113 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 7,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 5,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor
Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( Recording )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, while World War II raged on in the Pacific Theater, Lieutenant Louis Zamperini was the only survivor of a deadly plane crash in the middle of the ocean. Zamperini had a troubled youth, yet honed his athletic skills and made it all the way to the 1934 Olympics in Berlin. However, what lay before him was a physical gauntlet unlike anything he had encountered before: thousands of miles of open ocean, a small raft, and no food or water
Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Only one crew member survived: a young lieutenant named Louis Zamperini. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War, as Zamperini is driven to the limits of endurance
Seabiscuit : an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand( Recording )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: an American legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini."--Jacket
Inquebrantable : una historia de supervivencia, fortaleza y redención durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

62 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award "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 "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 "An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity." -- Entertainment Weekly "A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed." -- O: The Oprah Magazine "[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel." -- Washingtonian "[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter's pace." --Time "Hillenbrand [is] 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
Unbroken : [an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive] by Laura Hillenbrand( Recording )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of the champion racehorse and the three men who discovered him, chronicling how a former bicycle repairman purchased the horse despite its lack of promise, and how the horse rose to become one of the sport's top performers
Seabiscuit : [an American legend] by Laura Hillenbrand( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail
Seabiscuit : the true story of three men, a great racehorse, and the will to win by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail, who made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Seabiscuit : the making of a legend by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive by Laura Hillenbrand( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The #1 New York Times bestseller--soon to be a major motion picture--has now been adapted by the author for young adults. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War
An extraordinary true story of courage and survival by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Only one crew member survived: a young lieutenant named Louis Zamperini. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War, as Zamperini is driven to the limits of endurance
Hai bing gan : shi shang zui wei da de sai ma chuan qi by Xi Lin Bu Lan( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938
Yong bu qu fu by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbroken : una storia di resistenza e coraggio by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel maggio del 1943, un bombardiere americano precipita nel mezzo dell'Oceano Pacifico: dell'equipaggio si salvano soltanto tre membri, uno dei quali è Louis Zamperini, figlio di immigrati italiani. Comincia così, con un minuscolo canotto alla deriva mitragliato dagli aerei giapponesi, l'incredibile storia di un eroe del Novecento: dopo aver percorso 3200 chilometri in mare, sbarcato su un'isola giapponese, per due anni passerà da un campo di prigionia all'altro, incontrando sadici aguzzini e misurandosi ogni giorno con la possibilità di essere ucciso, fino alla resa del Giappone e alla liberazione. Questa, per Zamperini, è solo l'ennesima prova di una vita avventurosa: giovanissimo delinquente di strada, aveva trovato nell'atletica leggera una via d'uscita, diventando campione di mezzofondo e partecipando con onore alle Olimpiadi di Berlino del 1936. Reclutato dall'Aviazione nel 1940, prima di precipitare nel Pacifico era sopravvissuto a durissimi combattimenti alle Hawaii. Conclusa la guerra, anche il rientro in patria non è semplice: gli incubi lo tormentano, portandolo a rifugiarsi nell'alcol. È il matrimonio con una ragazza di buona famiglia, bella e intelligente, insieme alla riscoperta della fede, a riportarlo alla vita. Dal libro è tratto l'omonimo film di Angelina Jolie
Sono ancora un uomo : una storia epica di resistenza e coraggio by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invincible une incroyable histoire vraie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption Inquebrantable : una historia de supervivencia, fortaleza y redención durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial
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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemptionUnbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemptionUnbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemptionSeabiscuit : an American legendInquebrantable : una historia de supervivencia, fortaleza y redención durante la Segunda Guerra MundialUnbroken : [an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive]SeabiscuitSeabiscuit : [an American legend]
Alternative Names
Hīlīnbrānd, Lūrā

Khilljenbrand, Laura 1967-

Laura Hillenbrand Amerikaans auteur

Laura Hillenbrand écrivaine américaine

Laura Hillenbrand escritora estadounidense

Laura Hillenbrand pisarka

Laura Hillenbrand US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Хилленбранд, Лаура

Хилленбранд, Лаура 1967-

הילנברנד, לורה

הילנברנד, לורה סופרת אמריקאית

لورا هلنبراند كاتبة أمريكية

هيلينبراند، لورا

힐렌브랜드, 로라

ヒレンブランド, ローラ

ローラ・ヒレンブランド

劳拉·希伦布兰德

蘿拉·希林布蘭

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