Devil at My Heels : A Heroic Olympian’s Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
by Louis Zamperini , David Rensin
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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The best-selling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, the hero of the uninterrupted blockbusterA modern classic by an American legend, Devil on My Heels, is the riveting and deeply personal memories by the United States at the Olympic Games, World War II bomber, and POW survivor of Louis Zamperini.Her inspiring story of courage, resilience and faith has captivated readers and viewers of Unbroken, now, a film directed by Angelina JolieIn The Devil at My Heels, his autobiography (co-written with his long-time collaborator David Rensin), Zamperini’s own actions of his own first-hand account of an extraordinary journey-hailed as “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” (People)A young troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, 1936 Olympics, a World War II bomber Louis Zamperini has a better life than mostBut on May 27, 1943, everything changed in an instant when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors adrift on a raft for forty-seven days and thousands of miles, waiting in vain to be rescued.And the worst was yet to come when they finally reached the earth, only to be captured by the JapaneseLouis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war, tortured and humiliated, regularly beaten, starved and forced, slave labor-while the Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his familyUpon his return home, memories of the war that haunted him almost destroyed his marriage until a spiritual rebirth, transformed him and led him to devote the rest of his long and happy life to helping young people at riskSaid in Zamperini his own voice, Devil on My Heels, it is an unforgettable experience memory of one of the greatest of the “Greatest Generation,” a document on the brutality of war, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of faith
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