By David Rensin, Louis Zamperini
The bestselling autobiography of the mythical Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken
A smooth vintage through an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply own memoir via U.S. Olympian, international warfare II bombardier, and POW survivor Louis Zamperini. His inspiring tale of braveness, resilience, and religion has captivated readers and audiences of Unbroken, now a massive movie directed via Angelina Jolie. In Devil at My Heels, his reliable autobiography (co-written with longtime collaborator David Rensin), Zamperini stocks his personal first-hand account of amazing journey—hailed as “one of the main terrific American lives of the earlier century” (People).
A younger troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller existence than so much. yet on could 27, 1943, all of it replaced directly while his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and different survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and thousand miles, ready in useless to be rescued. And the worst was once but to return after they ultimately reached land, simply to be captured by means of the japanese. Louis spent the subsequent years as a prisoner of war—tortured and humiliated, often crushed, starved and compelled into slave labor—while the military Air Corps declared him lifeless and despatched professional condolences to his kinfolk. On his go back domestic, stories of the warfare haunted him approximately destroyed his marriage until eventually a religious rebirth remodeled him and led him to devote the remainder of his lengthy and satisfied lifestyles to aiding at-risk youth. Told in Zamperini’s personal voice, Devil at My Heels is an unforgettable memoir from one of many maximum of the “Greatest Generation,” a residing record concerning the brutality of struggle, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the facility of religion.