Louis Zamperini, the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" has died aged 97

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Louis Zamperini, the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" has died aged 97

Jul 03 2014

Louis Zamperini,,1936 Olympian and the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling nonfiction book Unbroken, died July 2 of pneumonia aged 97. Random House Publishing Group president and publisher Gina Centrello said in a statement: "We have lost a man who gave everything for his country. It has been a privilege to publish his story, Unbroken, and to have shared it through Laura Hillenbrand with millions of readers who were inspired by the struggles he overcame and his capacity to forgive. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Zamperini family."

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