Sometimes the truth is far more unbelievable than fiction could ever be. The life of Louis Zamperini would fit into this category. After his plane crashes in the Pacific during a search and rescue mission he survives for weeks in a tiny inflatable boat before being picked up by a Japanese ship and sent to a POW camp where he is mercilessly persecuted by a guard who is determined to break him. This is the story of Louis, his life, struggles, and ultimately his redemption. Laura Hildenbrand is a true storyteller. No movie can capture what Louis actually had to go through. Like her other books, I found that this book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. (Submitted by Braden).