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Louis Zamperini was a delinquent hooligan who used his talent and determination to become an Olympic track star. In 1941, on the cusp of breaking the record for the mile, Louie put his dreams on hold to join the war effort via the Army Air Corps. Stranded on a raft in the Pacific and enduring grueling POW camps were cruel tests of the body and spirit that broke many a soldier, but not Louie. Hillenbrand’s story of Louie’s survival is amazing, exciting and inspiring.