I'm not a war history buff, in fact, I tend to avoid those types of books altogether, but this book was incredible. The story takes the reader through the inspiring life of Luis Zamperini. The book includes tales of childhood delinquency with eventual redemption due to his love of track and a quest to run the fastest mile. The book tells of Zamperini fighting in WWII as a bombardier and as a prisoner in a Japanese POW camp. Hillenbrand's knack for telling a story makes this book a great read. I ......more
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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ― Joseph Campbell This is your official call to adventure! Should you accept the challenge, you will conquer your fears, come face to face with friends and foes, and claim the treasures that await you on your hero’s journey… The concept of “The Hero’s Journey,” first identified by mythologist Joseph Campbell as it relates to world myths and stories, is based on the belief that each pers...
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