Maio de 1943: um bombardeiro americano despenha-se, deixando atr?s de si apenas destro?os, manchas de ?leo e sangue. Pouco depois um jovem tenente i?a-se para uma balsa salva vidas. Come?a a? uma das mais extraordin?rias odisseias da II Guerra Mundial. O tenente Louie Zamperini, em crian?a, tinha sido um delinquente, mas foi salvo pela paix?o pela corrida. Chegou a correr nas Olimp?adas de Berlim - onde Hitler lhe apertou a m?o. Mal sabia que, por causa do ditador nazi, viria a sofrer o acidente que o deixou ...
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Maio de 1943: um bombardeiro americano despenha-se, deixando atrás de si apenas destroços, manchas de óleo e sangue. Pouco depois um jovem tenente iça-se para uma balsa salva vidas. Começa aí uma das mais extraordinárias odisseias da II Guerra Mundial. O tenente Louie Zamperini, em criança, tinha sido um delinquente, mas foi salvo pela paixão pela corrida. Chegou a correr nas Olimpíadas de Berlim - onde Hitler lhe apertou a mão. Mal sabia que, por causa do ditador nazi, viria a sofrer o acidente que o deixou perdido no Pacífico. Vagueou 7 semanas na balsa salva vidas, percorreu 3.500 quilómetros num oceano infestado de tubarões. Resistiu a tudo, com engenho, tenacidade, humor. Mas o pior estava para vir. Finalmente em terra, caiu nas mãos dos japoneses e tornou-se a presa favorita de um sádico oficial nipónico. Zamperini tem hoje 93 anos. É um herói. Sobreviveu à guerra, à monstruosidade dos homens. E sobreviveu a si mesmo, aos seus fantasmas, ao desejo insano de vingança, ao alcoolismo, a uma vida destroçada pela memória do Horror.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789722048705
  • Publisher: D. QUIXOTE
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Sold by: Grupos Editorial Leya
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

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.


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.

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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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