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The Resource Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary man, Louis Zamperini and David Rensin

Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary man, Louis Zamperini and David Rensin

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Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary man
Title
Don't give up, don't give in
Title remainder
lessons from an extraordinary man
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Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
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Do not give up, do not give in
Title variation remainder
lessons from an extraordinary life
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Language
eng
Summary
Champion. Survivor. Hero. Legend. Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring lives. Zamperini's story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand's biography Unbroken, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Now, in his own words, Louis Zamperini reveals, with warmth and great charm, the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey. He was a youthful troublemaker from California who turned his life around to become a 1936 Olympian and a world-class miler at the University of Southern California. Putting aside his superstar track career, Louis Zamperini volunteered for the army before Pearl Harbor and was thrust into the violent combat of World War II as a B-24 bombardier. While on a rescue mission, his plane went down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where he survived, against all odds, drifting two thousand miles in a small raft for forty-seven days. His struggle was only beginning: Zamperini was captured by the Japanese and, for more than two years, he courageously endured torture and psychological abuse in a series of prisoner-of-war camps. He returned home to face more dark hours, but in 1949 Zamperini's life was transformed by a spiritual rebirth that would guide him through the next sixty-five years of his long and happy life. Cowritten with longtime collaborator David Rensin, Louis Zamperini's Don't Give Up, Don't Give In is an extraordinary last testament that captures the wisdom of a life lived to the fullest. A son of Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini (1917-2014) was a U.S. Olympic runner, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor. After the war, he returned to the United States to found the Victory Boys Camp for at-risk youth and became an inspirational speaker. Zamperini's story was told in his 2003 autobiography Devil at My Heels, as well as in Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography Unbroken. David Rensin worked closely with Louis Zamperini for many years and cowrote Devil at My Heels
Summary
Louis Zamperini's struggle to survive the unimaginable - brought to life in his autobiography Devil at My Heels and in Laura Hillenbrand's #1 New York Times bestseller and its film adaptation, Unbroken - elevated him to his rightful place among our country's greatest heroes. Now, Zamperini reveals the wisdom he learned along his incredible journey
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Biography type
autobiography
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10376671
Cataloging source
BT
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1917-2014
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Zamperini, Louis
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Rensin, David,
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  • Zamperini, Louis
  • Zamperini, Louis
  • Track and field athletes
  • Survival
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Conduct of life
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Bomber pilots
Target audience
adult
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lessons from an extraordinary life
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Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary man, Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053812418
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 238 pages
Isbn
9780349406459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary man, Louis Zamperini and David Rensin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053812418
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 238 pages
Isbn
9780349406459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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