Summary and Analysis Prelude


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.


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.

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