By Louis Zamperini, David Rensin
The bestselling autobiography of the mythical Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken
A glossy vintage through an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply own memoir via U.S. Olympian, international conflict II bombardier, and POW survivor Louis Zamperini. His inspiring tale of braveness, resilience, and religion has captivated readers and audiences of Unbroken, now an immense movie directed through Angelina Jolie. In Devil at My Heels, his legitimate autobiography (co-written with longtime collaborator David Rensin), Zamperini stocks his personal first-hand account of notable journey—hailed as “one of the main remarkable American lives of the prior 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 might 27, 1943, all of it replaced immediately whilst 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 used to be but to come back after they eventually reached land, basically to be captured via the japanese. Louis spent the subsequent years as a prisoner of war—tortured and humiliated, normally overwhelmed, starved and compelled into slave labor—while the military Air Corps declared him useless and despatched reliable condolences to his kin. On his go back domestic, stories of the conflict haunted him approximately destroyed his marriage till a non secular rebirth reworked him and led him to commit the remainder of his lengthy and chuffed existence 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 ability of faith.