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Devil at My Heels

Rensin, David, Zamperini, Louis

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ISBN 10: 0060934212 / ISBN 13: 9780060934217
Published by HarperCollins, 2004
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Signed. 2010. 8th Paperback Printing. ** Signed Twice by Louis Zamparini! * Signed and inscribed "Be Hardy, Louis Zamparini" on a color photograph of him taken at the signing event which has been attached to the inside front cover. SIGNED a 2nd time by Zamparini on the lower portion of the ' About the Authors' page. (Signature Only). - NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001371267

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Title: Devil at My Heels

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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Synopsis:

The "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, Louis Zamperini: Olympian, WWII Japanese POW and survivor.

A juvenile delinquent, a world class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller than most, when it changed in an instant. On May 27, 1943, his B–24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Louis and two other survivors found a raft amid the flaming wreckage and waited for rescue. Instead, they drifted two thousand miles for forty–seven days. Their only food: two shark livers and three raw albatross. Their only water: sporadic rainfall. Their only companions: hope and faith–and the ever–present sharks. On the forty–seventh day, mere skeletons close to death, Zamperini and pilot Russell Phillips spotted land–and were captured by the Japanese. Thus began more than two years of torture and humiliation as a prisoner of war.

Zamperini was threatened with beheading, subject to medical experiments, routinely beaten, hidden in a secret interrogation facility, starved and forced into slave labour, and was the constant victim of a brutal prison guard nicknamed the Bird–a man so vicious that the other guards feared him and called him a psychopath. Meanwhile, the Army Air Corps declared Zamperini dead and President Roosevelt sends official condolences to his family, who never gave up hope that he was alive.

About the Author:

Louis Zamperini is the subject of Lauren Hillenbrand's critically acclaimed biography Unbroken, the research for which was conducted over the course of more than 75 phone calls between Zamperini and the author, resulting in hundreds of hours of interviews. Zamperini is a regular lecturer, appearing before student groups, veterans, troubled youth, sports clubs, senior citizens, and religious organizations. Zamperini, now 93, lives in Hollywood, and only recently gave up skateboarding.

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