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Louis Zamperini

Louis Silvie Zamperini (born January 26, 1917) is a World War II prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and former American Olympic distance runner.

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Just finished reading a great book. "Unbroken". It is about Louis Zamperini who was an Olympic runner, bombardier in WWll and a POW. It may make you a little upset but it is a great read.
Video on NBC News’ Tom Brokaw interviews Angelina Jolie about her latest film, “Unbroken,” chronicling the remarkable life of 97-year-old Louis Zamperini.  
This is Awesome! Louis Zamperini came to Christ at Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles in 1949!
Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but even she has difficulty getting projects off the ground. Case in point: "Unbroken," the upcoming historical drama about the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and World War II h...
Kudos to for bringing the story of Louis Zamperini to life on screen. A great USC Trojan.
Turns out hero was her neighbor. See what she and Louis Zamperini said of the movie:
I cannot wait for the movie Unbroken-directed by Angelina Jolie.True story of Louis Zamperini.A hard book to read but such an incredible man
Video on Today: Angelina Jolie speaks exclusively to NBC’s Tom Brokaw about directing “Unbroken,” a film that profiles World War II hero and former Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini. “The resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing,” the Academy Award-winning actr...
Angelina Jolie and 'Unbroken' subject Louis Zamperini were ... - Zap2it
NBC News doing a story about Louis Zamperini & Unbroken so I got to play Deakins-spotting in the BTS footage!
all amricans should review the Wikipedia bio of Louis zamperini - Angelina Jolie is directing a movie about his life - this yr. - he was an Olympic mile runner in the 30's ^ a WWII vet = captured by the evil communist Japanese tyranny & remained a POW for the balance of the war he like so many of the POWs was tortured by the evil *** after the war, he became a born again Christian - before Billy Graham & returned to japan to grant forgiveness to his Japanese captors = these brave men fought to defeat the evil german & japanese communist tyranny - sadly this same communist tyranny is now embodied & proliferated by evil dictator Obama & his democrat cohorts = they are true communist - muslim tyrants & obama is an evil muslim dictator!
This should be an amazing movie, Thank you Angelina Jolie and Louis "Louie" Zamperini for your life story via
The movie about Louis Zamperini, World War II hero who became a born again believer in a Billy Graham crusade in 1949, will air Dec 2014. Read his story.
I say thank Louis Zamperini for your service. As an Army wife and mother I say thank you for never giving up.
I can't wait to see the Louis Zamperini move
Can't even begin to tell ya how good this book is! Louis Zamperini a true American hero! Talk about
The amazing WWII story of Louis Zamperini captured by Laura Hillenbrand in the book Unbroken is being made into a movie.
Unbroken.Crazy, awesome book. Louis Zamperini is on my hero list too!
Angelina Jolie is directing a movie about Louis Zamperini from the book unbroken ( true story of a World War 2 veteran) hope they don't forget to mention that he was saved I believe somewhere in Los Angeles California while he was at a revival hosted by the one and only Billy Graham; Billy Graham also mentions him ( Louie Zamperini) in his autobiography!:) beautiful connection PTL.
Angelina Jolie is making a movie based on the book Unbroken, about WW II hero Louis Zamperini. I hope they do a good job with it. Everyone should read this book. What this man endured was unbelievable. Before the war, he was an Olympic athlete. He is still living at 97 and Jolie was surprised to learn they are neighbors.
Thank you for making the film 'Unbroken' about Louis Zamperini.
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Will more of the interview with Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini be aired online or at a later date? Too short!
"Unbroken", about Louis Zamperini 1 of the most moving & powerful WW2 stories i've every read - can't wait for this!
I have to recommend a book to all my FB friends. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand is the true story of a 1936 Olympic sprinter Louis Zamperini. He was drafted into WWII, survived 47 days adrift at sea on a life raft, and became a POW. The life of this man is just beyond belief. Just trust me, this is the best book I've ever read.
Just saw Louis Zamperini on NBC news with Angelina Jolie, who is directing UNBROKEN. That's one of my all-time favorite books, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on film.
"Never had a thought in my mind about giving up, ever" -Louis Zamperini
I can't wait for the Unbroken movie. Such an amazing, inspirational, and uplifting story. Louis Zamperini is a true American hero.
Who is living the dream, Angelina Jolie or Louis Zamperini? Great interview w/ on
Louis Zamperini is extraordinarily high on my hero list. Resilience personified. via
Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini’s unbelievable true story to life in ‘Unbroken’
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If you missed the terrific feature about UNBROKEN on this morning's TODAY show, here's the video, proving all I said previously about the love affair between Angelina Jolie and 97-year-old Louis Zamperini...
Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini make me so happy 😍
Angelina Jolie says directing WWII hero Louis Zamperini's story in Unbroken was "the hardest thing" she's done:
In coincidental news of the day, Angelina Jolie lives in the same neighborhood as a dude she's making a movie about.
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On 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini… MT How Angelina Jolie found inspiration right outside her front door:
How Angelina Jolie found Louis Zamperini—the subject of her film Unbroken
This is so sweet! Angelina Jolie appeared on The Today Show this morning in a pre-taped appearance with Louis Zamperini, whose life is chronicled in her second
I just read on the news that a movie is now on the make for the story of Louis Zamperini. If you like reading, the book "Unbroken" should be on your list of books to read. I bet you it will give you a different perspective on your life. I also bet you will look at japanese cars in a totally different way after reading it.
Louis Zamperini and Pete Carroll were the first guests at the inaugural WinForever "Always Compete Speaker Series" in Los Angeles on Ju...
You will see that a movie is coming out about the life of Louis Zamperini. It's from the book "Unbroken". Do yourself a favor and read it. Amazing. It's the story of a WWII POW survivor who was also an Olympic runner. Great story.
As one of the most passionate and hard-working women in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie poured her heart and soul into directing “Unbroken.” Earlier today (February 25), the “Changeling” chick was featured on the “Today” show along with Louis Zamperini, the man who inspired the project. Interestingly...
I need to meet Louis Zamperini. Somebody bring me to him.
I just watched an interview on the Today Show w/ Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini about her movie she directed The Unbroken about his life! She is such an amazing woman. Beautiful inside & out. I just don't understand how anyone could not like & respect her!! She is so inspiring!!! She makes me want to be a better person!!
Nice story on Today show about Louis Zamperini and Angelina Jolie. Hope the movie is as awesome as the book was.
REAL CHANGE. Louis Zamperini: How he came to Christ through Billy Graham in L.A. He ran for his country in the Berlin Olympics of 1936. During WWII, his B-24 crashed in the Pacific and he barely survived 47 days adrift on a raft. Picked up by the Japanese, he spent the remainder of the war in a P.O.W camp, where he endured horrible abuse at the hands of a prison guard nicknamed “The Bird.” After the war, he met and married the girl of his dreams, but post-traumatic stress disorder threatened to destroy his marriage. All the while, he dreamed of a return to Japan to hunt down and kill the former guard who tormented him. “I had nightmares every night,” says Louis Zamperini, the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book “Unbroken.” The nightmares followed Zamperini home like a crazed hound from *** “No one knew about it, because I looked perfectly normal,” he says. “I covered it up by drinking.” His wife Cynthia suspected something was terribly wrong, because Zamperini often wok . ...
If anyone is looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. It's the true story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner and a World War II army leiutenant who became a POW. What this man endured is remarkable! So good!
Finished reading "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. The incredible life story of Mile athlete Louis Zamperini. It is insane! such a remarkable story of survival at sea and in Japanese Prisoner of War camps in WWII. And an incredible testimony of forgiveness and God's amazing grace! Wow!
Who are your hero's? I listed a few here but as soon I do, I know I left some out that I know personally who served: Nelson Duane Berry, Larry Young, Randy Stoghten, Carl, Tim, and I am sure I missted others. Louis Zamperini, Audey Murphy, Marcus Luttrell, Chris Kyle, Chuck Swindoll. Three very special Marine aviators, Brian(AV8), Roberto(F-18), and JDea (E2D). Also, My Dad (Iwo Jima WWII), my uncle (armored cav Korea), and my grandpa (WWI). All those who go down range.. *** few.
Biopic of high school Mile record holder, Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2014 By Amanda Bell, Yahoo Movies In keeping with the current sense of nationalistic spirit Team USA has been tapping within many by way of Sochi, a first-look preview of Angelina Jolie'...
The will to push through any obstacle, the drive to not give into defeat. These are the virtues that define the Olympic spirit. Watch the first look of former Olympian Louis Zamperini's miraculous journey of resilience in one of the most inspirational stories ever known. Unbroken – in theaters this Christmas.
A trailer for "Unbroken," the story of 1936 Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, was released Saturday. The movie, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, will be released on Christmas Day. It tells the story of Zamperini, who spent 47 days adrift at sea and was a priso...
“Unbroken” Directed by: Angelina Jolie. The movie tells the true and incredible story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner during World War II. THEATRICAL TRAILER
OUR CUSTOMER'S FAVORITE BOOKS! These books have earned raves from scores of my customers, and I can vouch for many of them myself. THE TOP TEN FAVES, in no particular order: UNBROKEN, Laura Hillenbrand; The true life chronicle of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini in World War II, when he crashes his bomber in the Pacific, drifts in a lifeboat for months and then is captured by the Japanese, who torture and beat him mercilessly in a concentration camp. The best WWII chronicle I've read in years. OUTLANDER SERIES (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn.) Voted the Best Historical Romance series of the 20th century. PILLARS OF THE EARTH, Ken Follet. The story of the building of a mighty gothic cathedral in 12th century England. This is easily the most raved-about novel I've had in the store in the last 14 years. GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson; Mesmerizing legal thriller, murder mystery and love story, ranks up there with Twilight, 50 Shades, and Harry Potter for all-time bestseller ...
We heard some exciting news this week with the initial preview of ‘Unbroken,’ the amazing story of former Olympic track star, Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash in the Pacific ...
Directed by 'Angelina Jolie', 'Unbroken' is the life of Louis Zamperini, Olympian who was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II
Angelina Jolie's Unbroken got its first look at the weekend, as the trailer for the fascinating story of Olympian and War hero Louis Zamperini, was released. The movie follows the...
Favorite Quotations ... "Don't give up, don't give in, their is always an answer for everything" - Louis Zamperini' "Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." - John Wooden "Life is a careful what you put on it." — Colin Cowherd ESPN "Nothing is over until we decide it is ..." —John Blutarsky, 1978 "Instead of living in the shadows of yesterday, walk in the light of today and the hope of tomorrow." — "Their once was an owl who lived in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we be more like that wise old bird." — Unknown. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" — Satchel Paige "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."— Jackie Robinson "Stop being a prisoner of your past.and start being an architect of your future." — Unknown "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." — Abraham Lincoln "Pain heals. C ...
Louis Zamperini is a name that all should know. Not because of his accomplishments, but because of the inner character that enabled him to achieve and to survive the marvelous events of his life. Louis discovered he could run, that he could run with the best runners of his age in high school and then in college. He was a miler who ran at USC and eventually made it to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin before the war. After the war started he ended up in the Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant and a bombardier on B-24 bombers. ►Continue reading here: ~ Support our Troops
- "Unbroken" Official Olympics Trailer (HD) Angelina Jolie, Garrett Hedlund A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runne...
Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken': New trailer: By Darren Franich First promo for true-life epic about Louis Zamperini...
First Trailer for Angelina Jolie's Historical Drama 'Unbroken': . World War II hero Louis Zamperini whose life is depicted in this fil...
I will be first in line when the movie "Unbroken" comes to theaters in December! Directed by Angelina Jolie. Movie about Louis Zamperini and his life as an Olympic runner and POW. Excellent true story about a very inspirational man!
NEXT WEEK IN ANAHEIM, CA, THE HERO OF Laura Hillenbrand'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, UNBROKEN, WILL BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE FABULOUS JUMPSTART EVENT PUT ON BY NU SKIN ENTERPRISES! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS HEARING FROM THIS AMAZING MAN. Read the intro . . . • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing h ...
Today I spoke with Lt./Col. Tom Collins. I told him I will be sending him questions to get to know who he is, starting with his parents and grandparents and his childhood. I told him about my FB friend Kathleen Hollaran, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in PTSD has offered to help the both of us get through this huge project. In Laura Hilldabrand's book, "Unbroken" she writes about WWII Louis Zamperini's 2.5 years of Japanese POW existence. Col. Collins went through SEVEN years!!! Vietnam is a mystery to me. I have some Vietnam Vet friends. Did we WIN? Did we LOSE? Was it a draw? What were we REALLY doing there? Now North Vietnam controls the South so did ALL those men die and suffer in vain? I need between now and Valentine's Day to get those answers. I am just opening my research to understand that crazy war, the Hanoi Hilton and what other men there went through. I was a kid when this was happening. There were a lot of Peace and Love Hippies hating our warriors. It was confusing. I t ...
Culture Angelina Jolie Directing Movie About Olympian POW Redeemed by Jesus Angelina Jolie, Louis Zamperini Angelina Jolie is directing 'Unbroken,' a movie about former Olympic athlete and WWII veteran Louis Zamperini. (Universal Pictures) Actress Angelina Jolie, like other powerful stars in Hollywood, has begun directing her own movies. Surprisingly, her next project is about a Christian athlete, with a script penned by the notorious Coen brothers (Fargo, Raising Arizona and True Grit). The movie, Unbroken, is based on writer Laura Hillenbrand’s biography of Louis Zamperini, the Depression-era Olympic track athlete turned World War II hero turned follower of Jesus Christ via a Billy Graham crusade turned internationally renowned inspirational speaker. Talk about a cinema-worthy story arc. Born the son of Italian immigrants in 1917, Zamperini was a smoker by age 5, a school bully by third grade and a menace to society by high school. Thankfully, Zamperini was encouraged to put his talents toward more pr ...
"A smooth sea never made a good sailor": (Preface in Louis Zamperini's biography "Devil at my Heels")
The Louis Zamperini story is an amazing story of the power of forgiveness! If you haven't heard it, find it!
If you've never heard of Louis Zamperini's story, you're truly missing out on something amazing. I have so much respect for him now.
Randi Zuckerberg's 6 favorite books - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $28). Louis Zamperini was a for...
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is absolutely fantastic. WWII biography about Louis Zamperini, an Olympics hopeful who's drafted
Thank you and Louis Zamperini for the gift of Unbroken. What an incredible story of perseverance and forgiveness.
Louis Zamperini is my new hero! Would like to meet him when I visit my daughter. I know I am late to this party!
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I have just finished Louis Zamperini’s book Devil at My Heels. Simply incredible. Absolutely cannot wait to see his tale on screen
So captivated by the story of Louis Zamperini. World War II vet and a brilliant example of extraordinary resilience.
Just finished 2 weeks on set filming "Unbroken", based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, a true story about Louis Zamperini an Olympic runner who wound up in a Japanese POW camp in WWII. Turning up for work everyday to see Angelina Jolie directing and Roger Deakins cinema photographer was a dream come true. Hollywood on the Gold Coast! Back to my day job, Quest Marine.
Many beautiful posts on Veterans Day. To me, one of the most inspiring vets is Louis Zamperini as written by Laura Hillenbrand in Unbroken. I am uplifted and humbled every time I think about this guy.
So thankful for all of the veterans from each war that involved our country. So many brave men and women fought to keep us safe and free with many even giving their lives. Say thank you to a veteran today if nothing else. I never completely realized their sacrifice very well until I read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. This true story about Louis Zamperini is both an extremely sobering story of war, but also a beautiful picture of forgiveness and redemption. A great book that I couldn't put down.
Looking to commemorate Remembrance/Veteran’s Day? I recommend you go get a copy of “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. I finished this book on the weekend. The story of Louis Zamperini is astounding.
Remembering and honoring our veterans tomorrow. MY father and father in law were WW2 veterans (navy) and my husband was a viet nam veteran (army) . Tomorrow there will be veteran's day parade in Yakima (grandson marching with Discovery lab band) ..and various other ceremonies. I recommend a book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand which is the story of Louis Zamperini, a WW2 pilot and POW. We can never forget the sacrifices of all our veterans and thank them enough for their service to our country.
Just finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - an at times unbearable tale of human resilience (WW2 narrative centered on the experience of olympic runner and eventual POW Louis Zamperini)
I've had this book, Unbroken from Laura Hillenbrand, on my must read books for over a year and finally I was able to read it. I didn't know anything about the book, but the reviews were amazing and it did not disappoint. This is a true story about Louis Zamperini, who overcomes unimaginable obstacle...
I love learning from others. If I could choose to have dinner with anyone in the world tonight, I'd choose Louis Zamperini. (Read his amazing story of survival and life transformation in "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Also, be on the lookout for the movie about his life story due to be released end of 2014). Who would you choose (living person) to have dinner with?
Angelina Jolie with war veteran Louis Zamperini, the subject of her film ... - The...
"Unbroken" is a story of unbelievable grit and courage. How author Laura Hillenbrand and her 93-year-old subject, Louis Zamperini, who have never met because of her illness, shared their suffering to produce a classic about never giving up.
Universal releases a first-look image of Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini ahead of production starting on Unbroken, starring Jack O'Connell in the lead.
Louis Zamperini's survival on a life raft in the Pacific during WWII after a plane crash.
Just finished by . I cannot get Louis Zamperini's incredible story out of my head.
Just finished by Compelling read, a truly remarkable story of the incredible Louis Zamperini
Just read by Laura Hillenbrand. Amazing story of what those in WWII endured. Louis Zamperini's life is inspirational.
A heroic story of survival during WW2.
Just watching the lads who survived 47 days at sea in WW2 shark infested waters Louis Zamperini & Russel Phillips
"Unbroken," the story of Louis Zamperini, has tied JFK's "Profiles in Courage" as the 5th longest-running nonfiction bestseller in history!
Just finished reading 'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand. Unbelievable story about Louis Zamperini and World War II. Highly recommend it.
We just left a 3 hour lunch with Louis Zamperini and I couldn't have been more honored to meet such an amazing person!
Just finished the best book I've ever read. A true story about my new hero, Louis zamperini. Unbroken is a must read.
Kindness: Mercy for the Undeserving Read Luke 6:27–36 Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful. Luke 6:35 Louis Zamperini, a Japanese prisoner of war, endured torture from his captor, “the Bird.” Zamperini dreamed of killing the Bird, but when he became a Christian after World War II, he forgave him and sent him this letter: “Thanks to a confrontation with God, I committed my life to Christ. Love has replaced the hate I had for you. Christ said, ‘Forgive your enemies and pray for them.’ I now would hope that you would also become a Christian.” Kindness, when it’s synonymous with mercy (and directed toward those who don’t deserve it), reveals God’s grace in an unparalleled way. As we’ve studied the fruit of the Spirit this month, we’ve learned that Christian virtue is not a matter of temperament or personality. It is evidence of God’s Spirit indwelling the human heart. What else, for example, apart from spiritual re ...
What will you be doing when you are 94?
Have you read Lauren Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," account of WWII POW Louis Zamperini? Good read about human will & perseverance.
Actress Angelina Jolie decided to step behind the camera once again to direct a biopic of Olympian-turned-World War II prisoner Louis Zamperini to inspire her three sons.
The actress is in pre-production to direct a film called Unbroken, based on a book about real-life 5,000m runner Louis Zamperini, who represented the U.S. at the 1936 Olympics, and who is still alive at the grand old age of 96.
Happy memorial day. Everyone should read Unbroken. Louis Zamperini's story is amazing.
read the book about Olympic medalist and WWII hero Louis zamperini
best book ever about WWII POW Louis Zamperini called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand!! Strongly recommend! Love the Five!!
reminds me of what Louis Zamperini went through in Unbroken
5/27/1943; Brother Louis Zamperini's B-24 crashes in the Pacific. Inspiration for best selling book and film, "Unbroken."
On this Memorial Day weekend, can't think of better book rec than "Unbroken", true story of WWII hero, POW, survivor Louis Zamperini.
Louis Zamperini is the same age as my grandma. I kind of want to ask her more about her experiences during the war now.
Louis 'Unbroken' Zamperini May 27, 1943: A war bond with his biographer - Video
Louis Zamperini. U.S Olympian who entered WW2. Drifted in a raft for 47 days. Captured by the Japanese and beaten. Survived.
Just finishing "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand - the extraordinary story of Louis Zamperini's survival, tenacity and redemption.
Put Louis Zamperini on the list of people I'd like to have dinner with.
Really wish these bozos would leave my boy Louis Zamperini alone. Sick of this.
Just finished Unbroken: WWII Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption about Louis Zamperini & highly recommend it!
It's much more than that it is the whole life story of Louis Zamperini - incredible book written by Laura Hillenbrand
New Blog Post: Midway Atoll in Google Earth: It was the location one of the missions that Louis Zamperini flew...
Louis Zamperini WWII POW and star Olympic athlete of the 1930s
Serendipity. Eating at El Cholo restaurant favored by Louis
Orb trivia from the author of Seabiscuit. while writing it, she learned of Louis Zamperini and then wrote Unbroken.
This book probably ranks in my top 5 books I've ever read:
Hall Green Baptist Chapel will be showing Louis Zamperini film "Still Carrying the Torch" Sat every hour from 12pm - 4.00pm / Sun 1pm - 4pm
What I would do to meet Louis zamperini..he is the sickest guy out there
If u haven't already, u should listen to the "Unbroken" audiobook. Amazing story about Louis Zamperini, and well-narrated.
It's hard to beat Jackie, but Louis Zamperini is definitely up there for me, truly an incredible story
If you hate somebody your not hurting the person your hurting yourself . -Louis Zamperini
One of the BEST books I've read in years: w/ Louis Zamperini written by Lauren Hillenbrand. Buy it!
Both Louis Zamperini shows sold out. People lining up since 6am!
About to go see Louis Zamperini speak. For those who don't know who he is you must read " Unbroken". Book saved my life...
Olympian and World War II vet Louis Zamperini will speak at 1 pm today at Regency Theater in
An afternoon with Louis Zamperini in Agoura Hills today
Moved by the story of Louis Zamperini and "Unbroken?" Discuss it with us at BHS, Thursday afternoon:
Will post pic of Louis Zamperini and me Monday, once I figure out how to do it. I feel honored to spend some time with a Great Liv American
At the St. Thomas Academy Father/Son banquet Mr. Louis Zamperini, the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken.
Went and heard Louis Zamperini speak at STA tonight!
Very excited to meet and listen to Mr. Louis Zamperini give a speech tonight. What an honor!
Keep up with news about the development of the film on Louis Zamperini's website:
along the same lines w/ the olympics, could make Unbroken. Louis Zamperini story. Not totally sports, but related.
Awesome time catching up with alumni and seeing legendary Delta Eta alum, Louis Zamperini
Was so inspired by Louis Zamperini's presentation last night that I ordered his book
An Afternoon with 96 year old Louis Zamperini in Agoura Hills on April 10th
‘Competition helps you all through life because that is what life is about and the best place to start is with athletics.’ - Louis Zamperini
“Louis Zamperini, USC olympian, spoke on being a POW in the 1940s. think I played this game as a kid.
Louis Zamperini, USC alum and olympian, spoke on being a prisoner of war in the 1940s and the power of resilience.
Tonight at 7, let's talk about Louis Zamperini and the power of an "Unbroken" spirit: BHS Guidance Resource Center
Louis Zamperini's life story is an inspiration for us all... movie in the pipeline no doubt.
Louis Zamperini was the best. So much in common with that man
Imagine Chariots of Fire, Life of Pi and Saving Private Ryan combined. That'll be the Louis Zamperini film... and then some. So pumped!
So thankful that I was able to hear Louis Zamperini speak in person. He is a USC alumni, Olympian, and…
Such a touching story from Louis Zamperini, so proud that he is a fellow Trojan.
Almost accidentally, I ended up encountering Louis Zamperini today, one of my inspirational people
Never been more proud to be a Fight on, Louis Zamperini!
"One minute of pain for a lifetime of pain." -Louis Zamperini, greatest Trojan of all time
Huge crowd on hand to see Louis Zamperini at Bovard Auditorium. USC track team also there to honor one of the stars of their program.
Just listened to WWII vet, Olympian, and USC alum Louis Zamperini So inspiring, what a true American hero! Proud to be a
"The only thing harder than 2 and a half years of POW camp is 55 years of marriage" -Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini tells better stories at 96 than I will... ever
Louis Zamperini is too much. It's possible I'm in love with him. So glad I go to a school with alumni such as this.
"And the military didn't even give me travel pay when I was stranded on the raft" -Louis Zamperini
"One minute of pain is a lifetime of glory" - Louis Zamperini. So much respect, 96 and still killing it with the jokes! Best alumni
"Isn't one minute of pain worth a lifetime of glory?" -Louis Zamperini
"A little bit of pain is worth a lifetime of glory" - Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini: Olympian, war hero, USC Trojan. So honored to be here tonight.
After 1 very long year, finally got to see Louis Zamperini, the greatest to ever live.…
Seeing Louis Zamperini speak is pretty amazing.
Extremely lucky to have the pleasure of listening to the great Louis Zamperini speak tonight.
Bovard is packed to hear Louis Zamperini speak tonight. Really looking forward to this!
I would have to consider Neil Armstrong a more notable alumni than Louis Zamperini. And probably George Lucas. But mainly my boy Neil
Guys, I'm about to meet Louis Zamperini (if the waitlist line goes through)
Olympic track star, Trojan, WW2 hero. Pumped to hear the Great Louis Zamperini speak. Men like him make me proud to be a Trojan ✌
About to hear Louis Zamperini speak in bovard!! Seated in the third row
Cannot wait to hear Louis Zamperini talk tonight at Bovard!
The day has arrived!!! LOUIS ZAMPERINI will be speaking in Bovard tonight at 7:30pm!
After reading "Unbroken" I've always been inspired by fellow Trojan and hero Louis Zamperini, looking forward to hearing him speak tonight!
TONIGHT is the Louis Zamperini event with a reception before at the Widney Alumni House starting at 6PM! See you at Widney!
Tonight is the night! We are very proud to host Delta Eta alum Louis Zamperini this evening at USC!
Inspirational message: Louis Zamperini. Just watched a youtube video on him for class, and am already downloading his book on my kindle.
Midterm today on John Wooden and college football recruiting, seeing Louis Zamperini speak tonight & spring break tomorrow
I just started reading Devil at My Heels by Rensin, David; Louis Zamperini on Kindle -
The incredible LOUIS ZAMPERINI will be here TOMORROW at 7:30pm in Bovard! This Olympian, World War II hero, and...
Reading about American Olympian Louis Zamperini, captured by the Japanese in WWII, inspiring stuff to say the least
My guest blog post about who should play Louis Zamperini in Unbroken. Read the post here: (Hint: it's
Keynote weighs in on who should play Louis Zamperini in film. Read the blog post here:
Louis Zamperini, whose life is documented in the bestseller UNBROKEN, will speak at STA on April 5, 2013.
Oh my word. I want to meet Louis Zamperini and give him a hug. Incredible store
Only a FEW seats for the Louis Zamperini Event on Wednesday at 7pm! Sign up here:
Stop by the Trojan Pride table on Trousdale to RSVP to the Louis Zamperini event this Wednesday in Bovard!
USC Alumni, Olympian, World War II hero, AND Prisoner of War?? The one and only LOUIS ZAMPERINI will be speaking...
Louis Zamperini joins us for a conversation about his life story and how God has met him in the good times and the bad. We are unable to post a video of the message due to contractural obligations. For more information on this series, go to
This just in on Google: Louis Zamperini will speak at 1:15 p.m. Wed., April 10 at the Regency Agoura Hills Stadium 8 Theatre, 29045 Agoura Road. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.
An entire Camp Gladiator workout based on the life of Louis Zamperini. YES
try Unbroken. Story of Louis zamperini. Incredible endurance story
What do you think of this quote? "All we are, are voices for the gospel." Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini is the definition of character. To get through all that and even forgive the guards who tortured him takes some character
My question is, is the explanation of Wikipedia wrong? Did B-24 of Louis Zamperini crash on May 27 1943, or in April 1942?
How american readers can believe "Unbroken", Story of Louis Zamperini? I won't deny there were torture against POWs, but this book is.
Louis Zamperini look him up! I know his family it's bens great uncle google it
Getting good bio recs. More to follow. MT "UNBROKEN." Story of Louis Zamperini & his survival at sea after his bomber was shot down
What an absolutely great session: "UNBROKEN: Louis Zamperini’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption"
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand, a captivating story about Louis Zamperini, the 1936 Berlin...
Just read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, about Louis Zamperini's life as a POW to the Japanese in WWII. A brutal, heart wrenching, must read
Unbroken is a great read. Very powerful story. My son saw Louis Zamperini speak at their church in Houston last year .
A friend is attending a conference today, Louis Zamperini is the speaker. What an honor it would be to hear him speak.
Louis Zamperini's epic life may finally get its Hollywood movie - LA Daily News
Many people thought Louis Zamperini would not live long beyond his formative years, and on many occasions they were almost right. As a child of immigrants, Zamperini was often in trouble with the authorities, until a police officer suggested that Louis use his fleet feet for sport instead of mischief. Olympian at Hitler’s Berlin Olympic Games By the end of High School, Louis had become a world class runner, setting a world high school record in the mile. He qualified to run on the 1936 Olympic team by tying the world record holder in the 5000 meter run. At the Games in Berlin, he was America’s top finisher in the event, covering the final lap in an astounding 56 seconds. Following the Games, he enrolled and competed for the University of Southern California (USC) as a part of many national record breaking teams. Many claim Zamperini would have broken the four-minute mile had he not elected to retire from the sport and join the U.S. Air Corps as a bombardier in the South Pacific during World War II. Cr ...
Hi Everyone! At long last, a partial list of some of the new books we just received... 1) The Racketeer John Grisham-Grisham's latest legal potboiler, sure to please his fans! 2) Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver 3) Crossroads Wm Paul Young-This is the NYT bestselling author of The Shack. 4) Waging Heavy Peace Neil Young-The autobiography of one of the 'elder statesmen' of the American music scene. 5) Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand-The powerful personal story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete, and WWII POW...I cannot recommend this book highly enough! 6) No Easy Day Mark Owen-A first hand account of the story behind the operation which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Fascinating reading! 7) The Onion Book of Known Knowledge The Onion-Ppick a page, any page, and just laugh at the silliness of some really acute satire! 8) Gone Bamboo Anthony Bourdain-The acerbic and sharp toungued chef from the Travel Channel and Food Network takes a stab at murder mysteries-with entertaining res ...
Last Sunday I had an incredible experience. After reading Laura Hillenbrand's (author of Seabiscuit) book, Unbroken about the life of Louis Zamperini. I saw him at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He is a WWII survivor having suffered 47 days lost at sea and 2 1/2 years in Japanese Prison camps where he was brutally tortured. He celebrated his 96 birthday on Saturday, Jan 26 as he flew to Atlanta from Los Angeles. He has had an amazing life. An Olympic runner before the war, he has carried the Olympic torch five times. His life is a testimony to the Sovereignty and Grace of God and to the human spirit. A movie is being made based on the book.
Happy 96th Bday to Louis Zamperini! Check out the review I did after reading his amazing life story: It's a must-read!
God bless Louis Zamperini, google him, a true American hero. Torrance (TOA) Airport is Zamperini field. There is an museum of flight there, take your children there. Take them to all the local airport museums. Compton and Long Beach are both close by. Pilots love to teach and share this skill.
Unbroken Louis Zamperini- Laura Hillenbrand a great story about a great hero and a great writer.
Have you read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand? It's the Louis Zamperini story. If you haven't, it's an amazing story!
Amazing book. Louis Zamperini is a true American hero
Unbroken. The Louis Zamperini story. This book is incredible.
I have never wanted to meet someone as much as I want to meet Louis Zamperini. I urge you to read Devil At My Heels and Unbroken.
Unbroken author, Louis Zamperini, to speak in San Diego 2/24. Tickets on sale today:
My friend Jon Morgan met Louis Zamperini today in person. both shed tears at the enormity of who this man is.
Does anyone in Milledgeville have the book Unbroken (about Louis Zamperini)? I need (want) to borrow it. Thanks.
WOW! Pat Conroy, Doug Stanton and others weigh in on You Are Not Forgotten. I must say I am deeply honored. "Bryan Bender has written an epic drama of the journey men make back into the world, to their families, and to themselves, after great loss. This is poignant, exhilarating storytelling, reminiscent of the wrenching -- and redemptive -- search by James Bradley for his father in Flags Of Our Fathers, and Louis Zamperini's own homecoming in Unbroken. You Are Not Forgotten is gritty and emotional, bringing to life at least two major wars and speaking as much to a World War II generation as it does to all of us, men and women, today. This gripping tale reaches across decades with this offering: "Come home. Welcome home." This is history and reporting at its most engrossing." --Doug Stanton, author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers “Bryan Bender’s You Are Not Forgotten is destined to be a classic. It tells an astonishing story of war, then and now, held in place by the pilot’s code. When a Charles ...
Angelina Jolie is set to direct Unbroken, the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, the…
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Angelina Jolie to direct biopic of Olympian-turned-war-hero Louis Zamperini... AJNews
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I seriously couldnt put this down. 500 pages of Louis Zamperini's amazing life story.
Learn more about the film Angelina Jolie is about to direct -- ‘Unbroken’: The incredible life of Louis Zamperini
Angelina Jolie fought hard to direct ‘Unbroken,' about the incredible life of Louis Zamperini. Here's why:
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Wow, reading about Louis Zamperini on Wikipedia after that segment. That cat is truly
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Great book! Hope it is done justice on big screen.
‘Unbroken’: The incredible life of Louis Zamperini: If it didn't actually happen, you might think ...
Angelina Jolie to direct WWII film, based on the true story of Louis Zamperini
one of the best books I have ever read. Angelina Jolie Directing 'Unbroken', Story of Louis Zamperini -
Angelina Jolie directing Unbroken, based on the true story of Olympian POW Louis Zamperini
Angelin Jolie Directing &for Universal, Based on True Story of Olympian Pow Louis Zamperini - Cool.
directing for based on true story of Olympian POW Louis Zamperini.
Angelina Jolie to direct Unbroken about Louis Zamperini|Lainey ...: But f-ck, why not? Deadline reported yesterd...
Cant wait - but CBS' 1998 doc a tough act to follow MT Angelina Jolie to direct biopic of Louis Zamperini
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The greatest living WW2 hero Louis Zamperini at 95 deserves the Congressional Medal of Freedom!!
Hey look-- USC Legend Louis Zamperini makes the No. 1 entry on list of incredible survivals:
Louis Zamperini was the manliest of all.
Call for questions for Mr. Louis Zamperini's Wingman Day visit to Edwards.
World War II POW and former Olympian Louis Zamperini will visit Edwards Dec. 10. Zamperini is the subject of the New York Times Best Seller book "Unbroken." Supervisors will hand out tickets to people in their unit to attend his presentation at the Base Theater. If you would like to submit a question to be considered for the Q & A session, please send it to newsroomby Friday, noon, Dec. 7. Attendees are expected to show up at least 30 minutes prior and be seated 15 minutes beforehand. Those who don't receive tickets will be able to view the event live in their unit conference room. Talk to your Wingman Day POC for more information.
Louis Zamperini is the coldest piece who ever exsisted. Everyone should take a minute and read his story.
Reading about Louis Zamperini, I linked to Greg Pappy Boyington, whose 100th birthday would have been today. HBTY Pappy!
Louis Zamperini is my new lifelong immortal idol.
I am reminded of Louis Zamperini, whose story was told in the bestselling book, Unbroken. During World War II, he ended up in a Japanese concentration camp, where he was tortured and beaten within an inch of his life. But after his conversion to Christ, what did he do? He went back to Japan, not to hunt down his former captors, but to bring the gospel to them. He found some of the guards from that concentration camp, and he shared Christ with them. Where—and to whom—is God sending you today? Greg Laurie
I have never been so affected by a story; thank you so much for sharing it with us. I have given copies to my at-risk sophomore boys, and it has turned them on to reading and taught them what a real hero is. Thank you so much!
Cool story... USC alumnus Louis Zamparini was a winner of the new "Legend of Troy" Award. Louis, who is 94, related a few of his USC life encounters. He was an athlete who ran the 5000 m race in the 1936 Berlin Olympics while he was an undergrad at USC. He joined the Air Force in 1941 and, while he flew a search and rescue mission in May 1943, his own plane had mechanical problems and crashed in the Pacific Ocean. Louis said that seven of the ten crew members perished in the crash. Then he told the audience that his 1940 USC class ring saved his life! The ring got caught in the window, and then he used the ring to break the window to escape. He and two crew members drifted on the ocean for 47 days until two of them (one died on the 33rd day) were "rescued" by a Japanese harbor boat and taken to Kwajalein which was known as "Execution Island." This is where USC saved his life again. There were six Japanese judges who decided whether a POW would be sent into the jungle to be killed or sent to live in a PO ...
Must read:incredible life story of courageous Louis Zamperini.."Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand is the most book I've ever read
RSVP for Thursday, November 8 redemption panel presentation, reception and live video conference of guest speaker Louis Zamperini.
RSVP today at to hear Louis Zamperini, former WWII POW and recent guest on The Today Show, via live video conference
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I found the of Louis Zamperini in by Laura Hillenbrand, fascinating. A great -
If you want to read a very good book. Read, " Unbroken " by Laura Hillenbrand. The story of a great man who was a record breaking runner and a war hero. Louis Zamperini is a name who many of us never heard off but if the World was a peaceful place in the 1930's and 1940's he would as famous as Roger Bannister.
Go to this web-site for photos of Sgt Alvin York's 1918 battlefield artifacts!
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics at the age of 19. He was the Olympic Trials co-champion at 5000 meters when he tied with then world record holder, Don Lash. Zamperini went on to finish 8th at the 1936 Olympic Games in 14:46.8 with a sub-60 second final lap. Zamperini's succe...
Louis Zamperini is one of America's greatest heroes. An Olympic runner and WWII POW, his life story is being written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Laura Hillenbrand (author of "Seabiscuit") and the book "Unbroken", released in November, 2010.
Louis Zamperini is the very definition of survivor.
Louis Zamperini. The truest of Americans. If you don't know his story read UNBROKEN. (with Joe at USS Hornet) [pic] —
Just finished Unbroken, Louis Zamperini's WWII story of survival, by Seabiscuit author, Laura Hillenbrand. Loved it. Riveting and emotional
As the Olympics come to a close take a minute to google up Louis Zamperini. While watching these games, as well as most professional sports, athletes are often incorrectly referred to as heroes. Playing a sport well does NOT make a hero. It's just not that easy. Living a life of integrity while overcoming insurmountable odds that lead to a positive outcome for mankind makes a hero. Thanks to all the heroes of our armed services that make it possible for these athletes to play their games.
Louis Zamperini, 94, had a few words for Simon School graduates Sunday, June 12, 2011. An Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war, his life story, Un...
The world needs more people like Louis zamperini
I'm glad that Louis Zamperini's story - from Olympic runner to WW2 bomber to survivor of a brutal Japanese prison camp- is getting heard.
Feeling so inspired by Louis Zamperini again after watching His story can teach us all about the power of the human spirit.
Louis Zamperini- hero, Olympic legend, and quite possibly the cutest man I've ever seen!
Zamperini I hadn't heard his story check out "Unbroken"
thanks for re-airing the Louis Zamperini story, even more inspiring the 2nd time around!
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