Laura Hillenbrand (1967-) is an American author and essayist. She's written two books, both nonfiction. Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001) is an account of the thoroughbred that became an unlikely champion racehorse, capturing the hearts of Americans. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010) is a biography of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war.

She became ill when she was 19 and has suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since.

In 2004, she and actor Gary Sinise founded Operation Iraqi Children, a charitable organization that sends school supplies to Iraqi children.

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The Guardian: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Review by Kevin Rushby of the book whose author "marches second world war literature right back into the spotlight."
IMDb: Laura Hillenbrand
Filmography including technical consultant for the movie Seabiscuit, and personal appearances.
Laura Hillenbrand: Unbroken
Audio from the book, characters, photographs, video, and reviews.
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Reviews of the book, photographs, awards, and information about the PBS documentary and the movie.
Wikipedia: Laura Hillenbrand
Profile of her personal and professional life.
Deadline New York: Universal Buys Laura Hillenbrand WWII Bestseller "Unbroken"
Universal Pictures acquires screen rights to the book, with Louis Zamperini's son-in-law as executive producer. (January 04, 2011)
NPR: The 'Unbroken' Spirit Of An Ordinary Hero
Article, audio, and excerpt from the book. (December 01, 2010)
Washington Post: Laura Hillenbrand releases new book while fighting chronic fatigue syndrome
Comments from Louis Zamperini, the focus of the book Unbroken, and Hillenbrand on living with CFS. (November 28, 2010) The Defiant Ones
The release of Unbroken. Includes historic photos and recent video of Zamperini. (November 12, 2010)
EquiSearch Exclusive: Seabiscuit Author Chat
Transcript of a live chat with Hillenbrand. (July 24, 2001)
Equus Magazine: Seabiscuit, Masterwork of Author Laura Hillenbrand
Article focusing on Hillenbrand's history with the magazine. (June 12, 2001)
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