Episode 24 – Louis Silvie Zamperini

In Episode 24, Davin and Jack discuss the life of former Olympic runner Louie Zamperini. He was a phenomenal middle distance runner and competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics for the USA Track and Field team. He’s probably better known for his amazing tale of survival as a POW during WWII. TAKE A LISTEN TO EPISODE 24 HERE.

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  1. “Devil at my Heels” by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin: https://books.google.com/books?id=1Cc9hVzxuAAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Louis+Zamperini+biography&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGt-uKtM7ZAhUDGt8KHSgrBN0Q6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=Louis%20Zamperini%20biography&f=false
  2. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand:  https://books.google.com/books?id=1PeLDQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Louis+Zamperini+biography&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGt-uKtM7ZAhUDGt8KHSgrBN0Q6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=Louis%20Zamperini%20biography&f=false
  3. Louis Silvie Zamperini, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Zamperini
  4. Louis Zamperini obituary, by Michael Carlson, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/04/louis-zamperini
  5. Louis Zamperini: The Story of a True American Hero, The National Archives: https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2014/12/24/louis-zamperini-the-story-of-a-true-american-hero/
  6. 8 Things You May Not Know About Louis Zamperini, By Evan Andrews: http://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-louis-zamperini
  7. Louis Zamperini, Olympian and “Unbroken” War Survivor, Dies at 97, by Ira Berkow, The New York TImes: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/04/arts/louis-zamperini-olympian-war-survivor-unbroken-dies.html
  8. Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero, By STEVE CHAWKINS and KEITH THURSBY, LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-louis-zamperini-20140704-story.html

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