A son of Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini (1917-2014) was a U.S. Olympic runner, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor. After the war, he returned to the United States to found the Victory Boys Camp for at-risk youth and became an inspirational speaker. Zamperini's story was told in his 2003 autobiography Devil at My Heels, as well as in Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography Unbroken. David Rensin worked closely with Louis Zamperini for many years and cowrote Devil at My Heels, as well as fifteen other books, including five New York Times bestsellers.
"An extraordinary hero."--Publishers Weekly
"One of the most incredible American lives of the past century."--People, on Louis Zamperini
"Louis Zamperini's life is a story that befits the greatness of the country he served."--John McCain, on Louis Zamperini
"A fitting capstone to the Zamperini legend. ... This valedictory book reflects the charm and colorful authority he brought to the world."--USA Today
"Louis Zamperini is a modern miracle. His life reads like something out of a storybook."--Billy Graham, on Louis Zamperini
"Not simply another rehashing of Zamperini's incredible history, this second memoir, dictated to co-author Rensin during the last year of the author's life, brims with sage wisdom, learned advice and fond observations from his adventurous 97 years. ... Inspirational."--Kirkus Reviews