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

So what's oligarchy? In government class, my teacher mentioned that word when we were talking about the Blagojevich scandal in Illinois.

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