Study Guide

Unbroken Allusions

By Laura Hillenbrand

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

Pop Culture References

  • "White Christmas" (Prologue.2; 3.14.24)
  • Lou Gehrig (1.1.4)
  • Babe Ruth (1.1.4)
  • Jesse Owens (referenced throughout Chapter 4)
  • They Died with Their Boots On (1.5.23) (2.10.28)
  • Errol Flynn (1.5.23) (5.33.34)
  • Olivia de Havilland (1.5.23)
  • Esther Williams (3.13.40)
  • Marlene Dietrich (4.22.8)
  • Cinderella (4.26.37)
  • Al Jolson, "California Here I Come" (4.33.34)
  • Robin Hood (5.33.35)
  • Laurence Olivier (5.33.37)
  • This is Your Life (Epilogue.10)