August 17, 2004


Lauren Hillenbrand's follow-up to the wildly successful narrative nonfiction book Seabiscuit has been announced... here's the "Publishers Lunch" posting:

Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand's book about Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete and Army Air Force bombardier who, in 1943, crashed into the North Pacific Ocean and survived 47 days at sea in a small raft, and then endured two years of imprisonment in a Japanese prisoner of war camp before being freed at the end of World War II, again to Jonathan Karp at Random House, by Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit.

Wanna bet the film rights are already a done deal? Sounds like something Spielberg would option.

Here's one summary of the life story of Lou Zamperini. Here's another account, focusing on how after his ordeal he got religion.

Finally, a quote from a February 2004 article:

At age 87, Zamperini walks two miles a day in his Hollywood Hills neighborhood, flies planes and skis. He has carried the Olympic torch four times and has written a book, "Devil at My Heels."

Posted by brian at August 17, 2004 10:37 AM


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