Devil at My Heels

Author: Louis Zamperini,David Rensin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061972762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4148


The bestselling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken. A modern classic by an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply personal memoir by U.S. Olympian, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor Louis Zamperini. His inspiring story of courage, resilience, and faith has captivated readers and audiences of Unbroken, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. In Devil at My Heels, his official autobiography (co-written with longtime collaborator David Rensin), Zamperini shares his own first-hand account of extraordinary journey—hailed as “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” (People). A youthful troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller life than most. But on May 27, 1943, it all changed in an instant when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and two thousand miles, waiting in vain to be rescued. And the worst was yet to come when they finally reached land, only to be captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war—tortured and humiliated, routinely beaten, starved and forced into slave labor—while the Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. On his return home, memories of the war haunted him nearly destroyed his marriage until a spiritual rebirth transformed him and led him to dedicate the rest of his long and happy life to helping at-risk youth. Told in Zamperini’s own voice, Devil at My Heels is an unforgettable memoir from one of the greatest of the “Greatest Generation,” a living document about the brutality of war, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of faith.

Devil at My Heels

Author: Louis Zamperini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian converts

Page: 251

View: 2740


Zamperini recalls how he was captured by the Japanese in 1943 after his plane went down in the Pacific Ocean, the two years of imprisonment and torture, his return home after his family was told he was dead, and how he was able to overcome alcoholism and depression.

Devil at My Heels

Author: Reginald William Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 320

View: 8893


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

Author: Louis Zamperini,David Rensin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349406464

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 7753


'IF YOU CAN TAKE IT, YOU CAN MAKE IT' Louis Zamperini lived one of the most amazing lives imaginable. As a young boy he was a troublemaker but his will to succeed drove him on to become an Olympian at the 1936 Games. With the outbreak of war, Louis volunteered for the army and was thrust into the violent combat of the Second World War as a B-24 bombardier. While on a rescue mission Louis's plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, leaving him stranded and drifting 2000 miles in a small raft for 47 days. Against all the odds he survived. His struggle was just beginning: captured by the Japanese, Louis courageously endured torture in a series of prisoner-of-war camps for over two years. Not only did he survive this ordeal but he went on to spend the rest of his life helping others. Completed just days before Louis's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In contains a lifetime of wisdom and humour. Louis shares the wonderful lessons he has learned during his life, previously untold stories, and inspirational insights on how he overcame adversity and found the courage to never give up and never give in. Louis's story has touched millions and will forever be one of the most inspiring examples of the great resilience of the human spirit.

The War Below

Author: James Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439176833

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 5432


Traces the dramatic story of the submarine force that changed the course of World War II through strategic campaigns involving Japan's merchant fleet and economy, revealing the formidable obstacles faced by the crews of three submarines.

Hear My Heart

Author: Maryann Jordan

Publisher: Maryann Jordan

ISBN: 1947214292

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3356


He was ready to give up the party life. After years of no commitments with the vacationing women who visited his family’s pub, Aiden MacFarlane yearned for more out of life. But for single mom, Lia Smith, the last thing she was interested in was the town’s Peter Pan. First impressions were not favorable… for either of them, but eventually see what lies beneath the surface. Her job is to find out who might be stealing money from the town and knows her investigation will ruffle feathers. As Aiden falls for Lia and her adorable daughter, he takes on the role of protector when she is threatened. Will Aiden be able to save them before someone takes away his chance to truly live life to the fullest? Baytown Boys… Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home.

Baytown Boys Collection 3

Author: Maryann Jordan

Publisher: Maryann Jordan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2524


Baytown Boys… Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home. Waiting on Sunrise (book 7): When the sun rises, possibilities begin. At least that’s what Belle Gunn’s grandmother taught her. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, she learned early to hold onto possibilities. Working as a nurse in a nursing home offered little in the way of dating material, until she runs into the new handyman. Handsome, quiet Hunter Simmons. But secrets abound, threatening to pull them apart. Belle must deal with her past, and Hunter must look to the future. Hear My Heart (book 8): He was ready to give up the party life. After years of no commitments with the vacationing women who visited his family’s pub, Aiden MacFarlane yearned for more out of life. But for single mom, Lia Smith, the last thing she was interested in was the town’s Peter Pan. First impressions were not favorable… for either of them, but eventually see what lies beneath the surface. Her job is to find out who might be stealing money from the town and knows her investigation will ruffle feathers. As Aiden falls for Lia and her adorable daughter, he takes on the role of protector when she is threatened. Will Aiden be able to save them before someone takes away his chance to truly live life to the fullest? Guarding Your Heart (book 9) Love is a risk… and might not be worth the heartache. Sophie Bayles ran from Baytown and the boy she loved when her brother’s death devasted her world. Callan Ward was back in Baytown, stationed to the Coast Guard unit, but there was only one thing missing…Sophie. Sophie jumps at the chance to return to Baytown for a temporary job, but discovered that in trying to guard her heart, she had only cut herself off from true love. As she and Callan grow closer, discovering their feelings had not changed, she stumbles into suspicious activity near her work. Promising to guard her heart, Callan and his friends work to make sure Sophie is safe before someone decides to quiet her permanently.