Author Laura Hillenbrand, writer of the famous bestseller “Seabiscuit” comes to us again with a fascinating true tale of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed and how he overcame them.

Louis “Lou” Zamperini, is a depression era young man that first enters the track and field world.  Zamperini went to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and won the admiration of Adolf Hitler himself.  Zamperini was preparing himself for the gold in the 1940 Olympics, when the war started.

He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and deployed in Hawaii as a B-24 bombardier.  On May 27, 1943, his plane suffered mechanical failure and fell into the sea.  Zamperini and his crew survived for 47 days at sea, experiencing hunger, an attack by a Japanese bomber, sharks and a typhoon.  Then they were rescued by a Japanese Navy and he spent the remaining of the war as a POW in grueling conditions.

This book describes, with abundant details, the real life of Lou Zamperini and how he got the strength to survive and most important, to forgive.

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