It's been awhile since I've done a book review, not because of lack of reading, but the choices haven't been to stellar on my part. This all changed with the book "Unbroken." It was written by Laura Hillenbrand, she wrote "Seabiscuit," also a great book.
It's unbelievable that this is the first that I or many people have ever heard of the story of Louie Zamperini. He was an Olympic distance runner that was chasing the elusive 4 minute mile barrier in the mid to late 30's. He competed in the 1936 Munich Olympics. The story really quicks off during WW2 where he was on a bomber crew in the Pacific theatre. Shot down, surviving on a raft, overcoming obstacle after obstacle. I don't want to give out to much of the story, but if it was fiction, you would say it's over the top.
This is amazing history. It's alive. It makes you wonder how much one person can endure. You will never forget the story of Louie Zamperini after reading this. I highly recommend it.