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Author Zamperini, Louis, 1917-2014

Title Don't give up, don't give in : lessons from an extraordinary life / Louis Zamperini and David Rensin.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey Street Books, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    92 Zamperini,L ZAM    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xxix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents CO-AUTHOR'S NOTE -- PREFACE / by ANGELINA JOLIE -- RUN FOR YOUR LIFE -- The Family Rules -- Anyone Can Turn Their Life Around -- The Difference Between Attention and Recognition is Self-Esteem -- It's Not How You Win, It's How You Lose -- A Race Isn't Over Until It's Over -- BE PREPARED -- Preparation Determines Your Survival -- My Survival Kit -- Keep Your Mind Sharp -- Don't Forget to Laugh -- Trust Your Instincts -- DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN -- You Are the Content of Your Character -- Never Let Anyone Destroy Your Dignit -- Hate is a Personal Decision -- The True Definition of Hero -- ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING -- You Must Have Hope -- Don't Ask Why, Ask What's Next -- You Choose How to View Your Fate -- The Secret of Contentment -- AFTER THE WAR : STILL LOST -- You Can't Run (or Sail) Away From Yourself -- Don't Leave the Crucial Details to Others -- THERE'S ALWAYS AN ANSWER TO EVERYTHING -- You Need a Cloud to Have a Silver Lining -- Know When You've Done All You Can Do -- The Gangster and the Gospel -- GIVE BACK -- It Takes a Camp to Help a Child -- First You Listen -- Get Their Attention -- Accomplishment is the Key to Self-Respect -- My Private Reward -- The Mission That Never Ends -- WHAT I'VE LEARNED -- Always Challenge Yourself -- Learn to Adapt -- Commitment and Perseverance Pay Off -- You're Only as Old as You Feel -- Free Advice -- LESSONS OF THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT -- It's About People -- You've Got to Train to Carry a Torch -- Forgiveness is the Healing Factor -- REMEMBER ME THIS WAY -- A Charitable Heart.
Summary "He was a youthful troublemaker from California who turned his life around to become a 1936 Olympian and a world-class miler at the University of Southern California. Putting aside his superstar track career, Louis Zamperini volunteered for the army before Pearl Harbor and was thrust into the violent combat of World War II as a B-24 bombardier. While on a rescue mission, his plane went down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where he survived, against all odds, drifting two thousand miles in a small raft for forty-seven days. His struggle was only beginning: Zamperini was captured by the Japanese and, for more than two years, he courageously endured torture and psychological abuse in a series of prisoner-of-war camps. He returned home to face more dark hours, but in 1949 Zamperini's life was transformed by a spiritual rebirth that would guide him through the next sixty-five years of his long and happy life"--Dust jacket.
Subject Zamperini, Louis, 1917-2014
Zamperini, Louis, 1917-2014 -- Philosophy.
Bomber pilots -- United States -- Biography
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography
Conduct of life.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Added Author Rensin, David
Added Title Do not give up, do not give in
ISBN 9780062368331 (hardback)
0062368338 (hardback)

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