by Laura Hillenbrand | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0007378033 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shahrun of Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on 8/17/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by Shahrun from Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, August 17, 2017
Recently enjoyed the film. Really looking forward to reading this one. Most likely read and release.

Journal Entry 2 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Totally fascinating, extraordinary, mind blowing read. I was completely absorbed from the first page to the last. The author did an astounding amount of research and it really shows. She also connects all the facts in a highly readable narrative. I’m guessing most people (like myself) discovered this book after watching the film - which was amazing - and were wondering how much was true. All of it and then some! I struggle to comprehend what the POWs endured and survived! There were many extremely uncomfortable, traumatic parts to this story. But also quite a few laugh out loud moments and many uplifting ones. I would have really enjoyed a chat with Louis. The stories he could tell (of all the mischief he got up to!). I will take a lot away from reading this book.

Journal Entry 3 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (7/18/2018 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom


Posting this off to a fellow BookCrosser to grant a wish from her list.

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, July 20, 2018
Received in the post today from Shahrun. Thanks very much. I look forward to reading it soon.

Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
REVIEW:- "I found some of the earlier part of this book rather hard-going but it soon became more interesting after the plane-crash-this is not a spoiler as the Prologue mentions it. I was horrified by the brutality with which the Prisoners of War were treated and I couldn't believe how much Louie and his companions had to bear before the end of the war.
It brought me to tears to read of the dignified way in which the POWs finally left the camps and to hear of the dreadful PTSD suffered afterwards by so many of the men.

All in all it was an extremely harrowing account, some of which I had to skim over as it upset me so much. I was glad but slightly surprised, that Louie finally found peace through religion with the help of evangelist Billy Graham. I definitely need something lighter to read next."

I'm reserving the book for my husband in the first instance and then for Snoopy56.

Journal Entry 6 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, August 26, 2018
My husband has now also read this book and comments as follows:- "Well-written and quite a harrowing read at times."

I'm now reserving the book for Snoopy56 who I hope to meet up with soon.

Journal Entry 7 by daffodil-2 at Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, September 03, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (9/3/2018 UTC) at Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom


This book was given to Snoopy56 when we met for lunch today in the village where I grew up. A very pleasant and nostalgic couple of hours.

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