A very well told story of redemption and life spent to the fullest, Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini. Having lived a rowdy life from youth, Zamperini eventually discovered a life of faith and forgiveness. His experiences included competing in the Olympics in Berlin where he met Hitler, from whom he stole a flag; being shot down over the Pacific Ocean to float in a raft for weeks, only to be rescued by the Japanese Navy; and surviving a Japanese POW camp. He returned home after the war and discovered a life of faith at a Billy Graham crusade and eventually returned to Japan to forgive the guards that beat him in his captivity. This book is also a great snapshot of the period of American history from the Great Depression to World War II with an emphasis on the Greatest Generation and the story behind that term.