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El nuevo éxito de Laura Hillenbrand narra la historia de Louie Zamperini, un disciplinado campeón de carreras que corrió en los Juegos Olímpicos de Berlín en 1936 y del que se esperaba sería el primero en correr una milla en menos de 4 minutos, pero no sólo no rompió el récord, tampoco ganó la carrera. Con la esperanza de ganar el oro en las siguientes olimpiadas, se puso a entrenar de nuevo pero la Segunda Guerra Mundial acabó con su sueño. Su voluntad de vivir fue cruelmente puesta a prueba cuando se convirtió ...

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El nuevo éxito de Laura Hillenbrand narra la historia de Louie Zamperini, un disciplinado campeón de carreras que corrió en los Juegos Olímpicos de Berlín en 1936 y del que se esperaba sería el primero en correr una milla en menos de 4 minutos, pero no sólo no rompió el récord, tampoco ganó la carrera. Con la esperanza de ganar el oro en las siguientes olimpiadas, se puso a entrenar de nuevo pero la Segunda Guerra Mundial acabó con su sueño. Su voluntad de vivir fue cruelmente puesta a prueba cuando se convirtió en parte del Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército Bombardero en 1941, especialmente al estrellarse en el Pacífico junto con su amigo y piloto Russell Allen "Phil" Phillips.

Después de 47 días a la deriva en una balsa salvavidas, y rodeados de tiburones, fueron rescatados y capturados por los japoneses. En los "teatros de la crueldad" que fueron los campamentos de prisioneros de guerra japoneses, Louie cayó en el más cruel de todos: Omori y Naoetsu, bajo el control del capitán Mutsuhiro Watanabe, un sádico, patológico y brutal líder cuya satisfacción provenía de no matar nunca a su víctimas, sino de atormentarlas poco a poco hasta su muerte. Una de las cosas que hizo alguna vez, fue exhibir a uno de sus prisioneros desnudo en un zoológico de Tokio para mostrar "lo sucio que era". Después de una de las palizas que recibía de él, Louie incluso asegura haberle visto una expresión de éxtasis sexual, y tanto Louie como sus compañeros de prisión arriesgaron su vida varias veces para tratar de salvar a otros. Sólo su espíritu rebelde e inquebrantable logró que fuera rescatado vivo al final de la guerra, a mediados de agosto de 1945. Pero en realidad, Louie aún no estaba libre.

A pesar de que pudo regresar a su hogar en Torrance, California, se casó impulsivamente con la bella Cynthia Applewhite y trató de construir una vida, Louie no podía liberarse se las garras de Watanabe, y era perseguido y atormentado en sus sueños Padecía de estrés postraumático. Sin ayuda para su enfermedad, hasta ese entonces desconocida, bebía para tratar de olvidar, y estaba obsesionado con la venganza. Con la ayuda de Cynthia, Louie, ahora de 91 años, ha reencontrado poco a poco su camino. Así, Hillenbrand devuelve a nuestra memoria colectiva esta historia de heroísmo, crueldad, vida, muerte, alegría y sufrimiento casi olvidado.

Así, se ha convertido en el libro más vendido en Estados Unidos por más de 8 meses. Una historia de resistencia, supervivencia y redención en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Sin duda, el libro del año.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616058975
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/30/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 583
  • Sales rank: 151,006
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Hillenbrand
Though Laura Hillenbrand had been writing about thoroughbred racing since 1988 as a contributing writer/editor for Equus magazine and other publications, it was her riveting 2001 retelling of the super-inspirational Seabiscuit saga that captured the nation's attention.

Biography

Laura Hillenbrand has been writing about history and Thoroughbred racing since 1988 and has been a contributing writer/editor for Equus magazine since 1989. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Talk, American Heritage, Reader's Digest, ABC Sports Online, The New York Post, The Week, Attache, The Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, The Backstretch, and many other publications.

Her 1998 American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest journalistic award for Thoroughbred racing.

She served as a consultant on the Universal Pictures movie based on Seabiscuit as well as a PBS documentary on Seabiscuit's life. An alumna of Kenyon College, Laura lives in Washington, D.C.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Good To Know

Days after Hillenbrand's literary agent first put out a proposal for Seabiscuit to publishers in August 1998, a Hollywood producer called her to talk movie rights; she hadn't written a word of the book yet.

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    1. Hometown:
      Washington, D.C.
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 15, 1967
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fairfax, Virginia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Kenyon College

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Couldn't put this book down.

    A thrilling and riveting book . You see WWII through the eyes of Louie and the torture he went through. A reveling and historical novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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