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American hero Louis Zamperini shares his wisdom, values, lessons, secrets, and other insights gleaned from his remarkable experiences in this powerful and inspiring book.
Louis Zamperini’s struggle to survive the unimaginable—brought to life in his autobiography Devil at My Heels and in Laura Hillenbrand’s #1 New York Times bestseller and its film adaptation, Unbroken—elevated him to his rightful place among our country’s greatest heroes. Now, Zamperini reveals the wisdom he learned along his incredible journey.
Faced with one misfortune after another—a plane crash, the shark-filled waters of the Pacific, a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp—Zamperini could have given up a thousand times. Instead, he chose to see every hardship as a challenge that he was determined to overcome. Enduring the perils of World War II, Zamperini continued to find adventure at every turn—from crashing weddings to facing down Frank Sinatra in a fight to getting mixed up in a bank robbery. Until his death at 97 he remained undaunted; happy, sharp-minded, and healthy, and continued to engage life to its fullest.
In Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In, he offers never-before told tales that embody his simple, yet essential secrets of success: how his relationship with God, his ever-positive attitude, his constant pursuit of accomplishment—and a healthy dose of mischief—have helped him lead a long and fulfilled life, lessons we can all use to transform our own.
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About the Author
A son of Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini (1917-2014) was a U.S. Olympic runner, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor. After the war, he returned to the United States to found the Victory Boys Camp for at-risk youth and became an inspirational speaker. Zamperini's story was told in his 2003 autobiography Devil at My Heels, as well as in Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography Unbroken.
David Rensin worked closely with Louis Zamperini for many years and cowrote Devil at My Heels, as well as fifteen other books, including five New York Times bestsellers.
Table of Contents
Coauthor's Note xiii
Run for your life
The Family Rules 3
Anyone Can Turn Their Life Around 7
The Difference Between Attention and Recognition Is Self-Esteem 21
It's Not How You Win, It's How You Lose 25
A Race Isn't Over Until It's Over 29
Preparation Determines Your Survival 37
My Survival Kit 41
Trust What You Know 45
Keep Your Mind Sharp 49
Don't Forget to Laugh 55
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In
You Are the Content of Your Character 63
Never Let Anyone Destroy Your Dignity 71
Hate Is a Personal Decision 73
The True Definition of Hero 77
Attitude is everything
You Must Have Hope 81
Don't Ask Why, Ask What's Next 83
You Choose How to View Your Fate 87
The Secret of Contentment 89
After the war: Still Lost
You Can't Run (or Sail) Away from Yourself 95
Don't Leave the Crucial Details to Others 121
There's Always An Answer to Everything
You Need a Cloud to Have a Silver Lining 129
Know When You've Done All you Can Do 141
The Gangster and the Gospel 147
It takes a Camp to Help a Child 157
Get Their Attention 165
First you listen 169
Accomplishment Is the Key to Self-Respect 173
My private Reward 177
The Mission that Never Ends 179
What I've Learned
Challenge Yourself 187
Learn to Adapt 193
Commitment and Perseverance Pay Off 197
You're Only as Old as You fell 199
Free Advice 203
Lessons of the olympic spirit
It's About People 209
You Have to Train to carry a torch 211
Forgiveness is the healing factor 215
Remember me this way
A Charitable Heart 223
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outstanding!! What an incredible human being! Shows us what the human spirit can endure. Rest in peace sir, you have more than earned it
sooner in my life.
Interesting war story. "Devil at My Heels" showed more of the personal story and insights of this incredible man!
Awesome human being!
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