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Laura Hillenbrand


Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller SEABISCUIT: An American Legend, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, won the Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, landed on more than fifteen best-of-the-year lists, and inspired the film Seabiscuit, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hillenbrand’s New Yorker article, “A Sudden Illness,” won the 2004 National Magazine Award, and she is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award, the highest journalistic honor in thoroughbred racing. She and actor Gary Sinise are the co-founders of Operation International Children (, a charity that provides school supplies to children through American troops. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Books by Laura Hillenbrand

by Laura Hillenbrand - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In her long-awaited followup to SEABISCUIT, Laura Hillenbrand brings to vivid life the inspiring true story of Louis Zamperini, who escaped against all odds from a Japanese POW camp.