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Devil at My Heels

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ISBN-10: 0060934212

ISBN-13: 9780060934217

Edition: 2004

Authors: Louis Zamperini, David Rensin

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Athletically gifted, Louis Zamperini propelled himself from the tough streets of Southern California to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and to an NCAA mile record at USC that stood for 20 yeas. When war came he left the track for a B24 - a move that would have heartbreaking consequences.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572

Louis Zamperini was born in Olean, New York on January 26, 1917. He was a track star at the University of Southern California and graduated in 1940. He was a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team in Berlin, where he ran the 5,000 meters and finished a strong eighth. At the age of 19, he was the youngest American qualifier ever in that event. In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and was deployed to the Pacific as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator bomber. In 1943, his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean. He and two others survived without food and water for 47 days before washing ashore on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two…