UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit) is a hard book to read-not because of her excellent writing but because of the horrors it reveals. The book is subtitled A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The true story of Louis Zamperini begins with his birth and his outrageous younger years, his time as an Olympic runner and ends when he is in his 90's, having survived being cast adrift in a raft during World War II and several years in a POW camp in Japan. I wrote once before about WWI and the fact that there was no acceptance of PTSD. World War II survivors faced the same situation, and Zamperini's fall after surviving his suffering during the war is tragic to read about.
I recommend it highly.