On the eve of Independence Day, a true American hero has passed away. Louis Zamperini's life was full of obstacles, achievement, bravery, and forgiveness. Author Laura Hillenbrand vividly chronicled his life in the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. Pick up or download a copy of the book or audiobook from the library for some inspiring Independence Day reading.
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Author Tobias Wolff celebrates his sixty-ninth birthday today. One of the few writers of equally compelling fiction and non-fiction work, the website Biographile (www.biographile.com) describes his style as "at once matter of fact and urgent."
If his name sounds familiar, you may have seen the film version of his memoir, This Boy's Life. Other books written by him include:
In Pharoahs Army: Memories of the Lost War - Wolff fought in the Vietnam War; this is his memoir of that time.
The Barracks Thief (a novel)
Old School (a novel)
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (short stories)
Celebrate his birthday by reading one of his books!