This book is about a war hero named Louie Zamperini. His plane crashed down and he landed in the middle of ocean, before that he was a crime lord he started smoking at 4 at drinking at 6. He robbed people using his fast speed than he divided to become a Olympic runnner. He joined the area force and became a American hero. His plane crashed in the ocean and he survived for 47 days then got captured by Japanese forces and sent to a terrible island then he got sent to a interegation camp for important information then he got sent to a POW camp by Tokyo where he met the person that wanted to ruin his life. He beated him everyday and always singled him out. He got sent away for abuse to another punishment POW camp. Then Louie got sent there later where he got countinued beatings. What happens next read the book to find out.