I read a lot of books and love biographies, but this one really stood out. I couldn't put it down, and kept thinking the good part must be over, but it maintains its intensity the whole way. This needs to be made into a movie! This book was a very well written account of an extremely engaging story. I recommend to all.
This book should be in every home in America. It is classic literature. I find the young author utterly amazing, in that she never met Louie until the book was published because of her invalid condition. Not only it is this book an amazing biography of Louie Zamparini, an Olympic track star, and a World War II war hero of several Purple Hearts, but it also gives us a much needed historical record of our devastating war in the Pacific with the devious, persistent Japanese. It is a book, not only of our survival and patriotism as a nation during this Greater Generation, but one that ultimately demonstrates how one can come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior in spite of all of the atrocities, and forgive those who so brutally attacked him. The last lesson is the most important victory of all----one's eternal salvation.