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Hillenbrand, Laura

Overview
Works: 69 works in 456 publications in 22 languages and 25,851 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Drama  Film adaptations  Sports films  Biographical films  War films  Documentary films  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: D805.J3, 940.547252092
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Most widely held works about Laura Hillenbrand
 
Most widely held works by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

57 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 6,610 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( Book )

62 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,523 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 airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,198 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
Seabiscuit : an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand( Recording )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,943 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 Undetermined and held by 1,222 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 )

59 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 600 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 a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 527 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
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 514 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 : the true story of three men and a racehorse by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938. Thanks to the efforts of a trainer, an owner, and a jockey this racehorse was transformed into a legend
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 223 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 )

18 editions published in 2015 in 5 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De voormalige olympische atleet Louis Zamperini krijgt het door zijn sportverleden extra zwaar als hij als luchtmachtpiloot tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog gevangen wordt genomen door de Japanners
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( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 83 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
Unbroken an extraordinary true story of courage and survival by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini had been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he channelled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war called the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight, a tiny raft, and thousands of miles of open ocean. Adrift on the foundering raft, Zamperini would face sharks, thirst and starvation and enemy aircraft. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity
Buitenbeen : de legende van een renpaard by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van het renpaard Seabiscuit dat in de jaren voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog veel successen kende in de Verenigde Staten
An extraordinary true story of courage and survival by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 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
Unbroken : una storia di resistenza e coraggio by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Seabiscuit is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. -- -- -- -- ?Maureen Corrigan, -- ?Time "Unbroken is too much book to hope for: a hellride of a story in the grip of the one writer who
Unbroken (the Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The #1 New York Times bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation," with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. "Every young person should have the chance to read this book. It's easy to think, growing up, that bravery is for other people, who are simply born heroic. But nothing about Louis marked him out for greatness. He started out as a misfit and troublemaker, but became a great man because of his choices. His story shows that everyone has the potential to rise above obstacles. It is not where you start out in life that counts the most, it is how you choose to face it."--Angelina Jolie 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. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and featuring an exclusive interview with Zamperini, Unbroken will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. Praise for Unbroken "This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."-- Booklist , STARRED "This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."-- School Library Journal "This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."-- Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition
 
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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
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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Seabiscuit : an American legendUnbroken : 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 a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemptionSeabiscuitSeabiscuit : the true story of three men and a racehorseSeabiscuit : the true story of three men, a great racehorse, and the will to win