Zamperini, Leading the Race

Louis Zamperini, the hero of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, was featured on Fox News on Christmas Eve. Now 93 and living in California, Zamperini, with a mind an voice undimmed by age, still speaks like a man of his era (about a religious conversion after hearing Billy Graham speak, he says, “I realized what a heel I was to turn my back on God”).

As a result of the story, Zamperini’s own autobiography, Devil at My Heels (with a foreword by John McCain) broke in to the Amazon 100. The out-of-print hardcover edition of the book is for sale at prices ranging from $129 to  $599.

Several local newspapers (the Lexington Herald Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the Houston Chronicle) also featured Zamperini, as an inspirational story for the holidays

Hillenbrand’s Unbroken is now at #1 on Amazon sales rankings, edging out The Autobiography of Mark Twain and Decision Points by George W. Bush.

Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian’s Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
Louis Zamperini, David Rensin
Retail Price: $13.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks – (2004-02)
ISBN / EAN: 0060934212 / 9780060934217

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