To many of my readers, I'm sure you probably couldn't think up a topic that would bore you more, but I think this story is different. Louie Zamperini's story is so amazing, it's almost unbelievable at times. The author, Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit), did an amazing job of telling this story and conducting the 6 years worth of research it took to complete it. But this story goes beyond that of a WWII survival. It's heartbreaking, yet beautiful and it's a true testimony as to why these men and woman are considered "The Greatest Generation".
So, if you're looking for a great book, I promise you will not be disappointed with this one. History lover or not, this book is a must read. I read all 400 pages in about a day and a half and haven't stopped thinking about it since I put it down.
Louie (pictured on the right) with his brother Pete.
Louie today is in his nineties, still living in California.