Summary and Analysis Prelude

Summary

A flash-forward glimpse into the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, the biography begins with Louie lost in the Pacific Ocean, hounded by sharks, and under fire from a Japanese fighter plane.

Analysis

This preface is only a teaser and can be easily ignored. It’s an authorial “cliffhanger” device meant to pique the interest of readers with an exciting glimpse of what’s to come later in the book.

Pop Quiz!

Why did young Louie take up running as a sport?

Q&A

My grandmother told me that she thinks grandpa should see an alienist. Does she think he's from another planet or what?

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