An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to CaptiveBook - 2014
"On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 921 Zampe
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
After 47 days adrift on a shark-encircled life raft, Louie Zamperini and his pilot were captured by the Japanese. They endured unimaginable cruelty at the hands of a sadistic guard. It's painful to read, but it's an incredible story.
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