If you've read many of my posts about books, you probably have a pretty good idea that I enjoy historical fiction. That genre encompasses not just several titles that I have loved, but some of my very favorites. That said, I also relish a good historical nonfiction title from time to time. Just a few hours before this writing, I finished reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. More than simply a good book, this one will stick with me for a long, long time. This story of WWII hardship, survival, and courage is an inspiration. Difficult to read at times because of the detailed descriptions of the suffering and tribulation these men endured, it has only made my respect and admiration for the soldiers of WWII more profound.
I anxiously await the movie adaptation of Unbroken, scheduled to be released this Christmas. I hope it does the book justice. If this trailer is any indication, I don't think I will be disappointed.