I've heard parts of his narrative before. He also has a pretty good sense
of humour. He related in a talk in SoCali recently that when he was a POW, He
was interogated by a group of Japanese Officers one of whom spoke flawless
English. That officer was really mean, and goaded him about Running career at
USC and then the Berlin Olympics in '36. Zamperini concluded this Officer
must have been a UCLA alum. Many Japanese Military and Government Officials
pre-WW2, spent time in America. Admiral Yamamoto studied at Harvard and was a
Naval Attache in Washington in the 1920s. Baron Takeichi Nishi who won a Gold
Olympic Medal at the '32 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and socialized with
Hollywood A-listers Mark Pickford and Douglad Fairbanks died on Iwo Jima.
General Kuribayshi, the commander of the defense Iwo Jima, in pre-war times,
thought Japan and America "would have made splendid Allies".
I second everyone's endorsement of the book. It is a fascinating and
inspirational read. One of the best books I've ever read.
Amazing tidbit of the mother not spending the money in hard times and then
sending the money back to the company. You just can't make that type of
stuff up. His sense of humor is also hard to fathom.
I wish I could have been there. Louis Zamperini is one of the people I would
love to meet. His story is incredible.
"Unbroken" is easily one of the best books I have ever read. Louis
Zamperini is a true hero.
Terrific book and a great example of endurance and turning your life to Christ.
Fantastic book. Inspirational individual!
i highly recommend this book. a true patriot.