Devil at My Heels Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Devil at My Heels


  • Author : Louis Zamperini
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061972768

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Devil at My Heels Excerpt :

The bestselling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken. A modern classic by an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply personal memoir by U.S. Olympian, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor Louis Zamperini. His inspiring story of courage, resilience, and faith has captivated readers and audiences of Unbroken, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. In Devil at My Heels, his official autobiography (co-written with longtime collaborator David Rensin), Zamperini shares his own first-hand account of extraordinary journey—hailed as “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” (People). A youthful troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller life than most. But on May 27, 1943, it all changed in an instant when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and two thousand miles, waiting in vain to be rescued. And the worst was yet to come when they finally reached land, only to be captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war—tortured and humiliated, routinely beaten, starved and forced into slave labor—while the Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. On his return home, memories of the war haunted him nearly destroyed his marriage until a spiritual rebirth transformed him and led him to dedicate the rest of his long and happy life to helping at-risk youth. Told in Zamperini’s own voice, Devil at My Heels is an unforgettable memoir from one of the greatest of the “Greatest Generation,” a living document about the brutality of war, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of faith.

Devil at My Heels Book
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Devil at My Heels


  • Author : Louis Zamperini
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0060934212

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Devil at My Heels Excerpt :

The "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, Louis Zamperini: Olympian, WWII Japanese POW and survivor. A juvenile delinquent, a world class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller than most, when it changed in an instant. On May 27, 1943, his B–24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Louis and two other survivors found a raft amid the flaming wreckage and waited for rescue. Instead, they drifted two thousand miles for forty–seven days. Their only food: two shark livers and three raw albatross. Their only water: sporadic rainfall. Their only companions: hope and faith–and the ever–present sharks. On the forty–seventh day, mere skeletons close to death, Zamperini and pilot Russell Phillips spotted land–and were captured by the Japanese. Thus began more than two years of torture and humiliation as a prisoner of war. Zamperini was threatened with beheading, subject to medical experiments, routinely beaten, hidden in a secret interrogation facility, starved and forced into slave labour, and was the constant victim of a brutal prison guard nicknamed the Bird–a man so vicious that the other guards feared him and called him a psychopath. Meanwhile, the Army Air Corps declared Zamperini dead and President Roosevelt sends official condolences to his family, who never gave up hope that he was alive. Somehow, Zamperini survived and he returned home a hero. The celebration was short–lived. He plunged into drinking and brawling and the depths of rage and despair. Nightly, the Bird's face leered at him in his dreams. It would take years, but with the love of his wife and the power of faith, he was able to stop the nightmares and the drinking. A stirring memoir from one of the greatest of the "Greatest Generation," DEVIL AT MY HEELS is a living document about the brutality of war, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of forgiveness.

Devil at My Heels Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Devil at My Heels


  • Author : Louis Zamperini
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Bomber pilots
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1193396080

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Devil on My Heels Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Devil on My Heels


  • Author : Joyce McDonald
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433299

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Devil on My Heels Excerpt :

It’s 1959 in Benevolence, Florida, and life is as sweet as a Valencia orange for 15-year-old Dove Alderman. Whether she’s sipping cherry Cokes with her girlfriends and listening to the Everly Brothers, eating key lime pie made by her housekeeper, Delia, or cruising around town with the coolest boy in school in his silver-blue T-bird convertible, Dove’s days are as smooth and warm as the soft sand in her father’s orange groves. But there’s trouble brewing among the local migrant workers. Mysterious fires have broken out, and rumors are spreading that disgruntled pickers are to blame. Suddenly, black and white become a muddy shade of gray, and whispers of the KKK drift through the Southern air like sighs. The Klan could never exist in a place like Benevolence, Dove tells herself. Or could it?

Don t Give Up  Don t Give In Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Don t Give Up Don t Give In


  • Author : Louis Zamperini
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062368812

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Don t Give Up Don t Give In Excerpt :

New York Times bestseller More than 100,000 copies in print Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini’s death at age ninety-seven, Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” (People). Zamperini’s story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand’s biography Unbroken and its blockbuster movie adaptation directed by Angelina Jolie. Now, in his own words, Zamperini reveals with warmth and great charm the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey. He was a youthful troublemaker from California who turned his life around to become a 1936 Olympian. Putting aside his track career, he volunteered for the army before Pearl Harbor and was thrust into World War II as a B-24 bombardier. While on a rescue mission, his plane went down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where he survived against all odds, drifting two thousand miles in a small raft for forty-seven days. His struggle was only beginning: Zamperini was captured by the Japanese, and for more than two years he courageously endured torture and psychological abuse in a series of prisoner-of-war camps. He returned home to face more dark hours, but in 1949 Zamperini’s life was transformed by a spiritual rebirth that would guide him through the next sixty-five years of his long and happy life. Louis Zamperini’s Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In is an extraordinary last testament that captures the wisdom of a life lived to the fullest.

Unbroken Book
Score: 4.5
From 4,572 Ratings

Unbroken


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812974492

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. 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 “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meti

The Devil and His Boy Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Devil and His Boy


  • Author : Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-01-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101175415

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From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. Tom Falconer is in trouble. Pursued by the notorious criminal Ratsey, Tom soon finds himself alone and hungry on the streets of London. Luckily enough, the mysterious Dr. Mobius soon recruits Tom to play an important role in a play to be performed in front of Queen Elizabeth. Tom knows there’s something not right about Mobius, but he’s willing to take a risk in order to keep his neck out of Ratsey’s murderous hands. Little does Tom realize that Mobius’s dark secret will trap him in the middle of an international conspiracy, holding the fate of the English empire in his hands.

Devil Bait Book

Devil Bait


  • Author : Tiffany Buckner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0998250708

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Devil Bait Excerpt :

What exactly is a seductress? To get a full understanding of who and what she is, you will have to step outside of your cultural and religious reasoning to embrace a truth so potent, it is rarely taught in many of today's churches. A seductress, spiritually speaking, is spiritual warfare on high heels, or better yet, spiritual whorefare. She is judgement manifested in the flesh! Also known as an enchantress and a sorceress, an immoral woman is one of Satan's most effective tools. She has brought down mighty men with her charm and destroyed seemingly impenetrable nations with her deceptive words. In Devil Bait: High Heels and Spiritual Whorefare, you will come to understand how Satan strategically attacks unguarded men. Your life will never be the same after reading this book!

Devil Days in Deadwood Book

Devil Days in Deadwood


  • Author : Ann Charles
  • Publisher : Ann Charles
  • Release Date : 2020-05-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9781940364711

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Devil Days in Deadwood Excerpt :

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ~William Shakespeare Violet Parker knows better than to play with devils. They always cheat, especially when lives are at stake. Deadwood’s charming, troublemaking, and soul-sucking devils are no different, and they’re biting at her heels. But the clock is ticking and Violet has no choice—she must risk her life to save her treasured Aunt Zoe. With any luck, she might be able to trick the devils and beat the old terrors at their own game. If not, Deadwood could end up short one Executioner. “Executioners don't duck, they swing.” ~Violet Parker

Only the Devil Is Here Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Only the Devil Is Here


  • Author : Stephen Michell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504063395

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Only the Devil Is Here Excerpt :

“A gripping, cinematic supernatural thriller, shot through with unsettling imagery and startling insights into the nature of good and evil.” —David Demchuk, Sunburst Award–winning author of The Bone Mother Kidnapped from his foster home, six-year-old Evan desperately searches for a way to escape his brutally violent captor, Rook. Armed with supernatural abilities, Rook is no ordinary man, but then Evan is no ordinary boy. And it soon becomes clear that on their frantic journey through a world teeming with unimaginable horrors and unnatural predators, Rook is Evan’s only hope for survival . . . “With Only the Devil Is Here, Stephen Michell announces himself as a new and powerful presence on the literary horror scene. This is curt, violent, poetic storytelling, a Cormac McCarthyesque journey from darkness into even deeper darkness, suffused from moment one on with gothic nighttime awe and terror yet also shot through with the slimmest threads of hope—intimations of numinosity, if not of salvation.” —Gemma Files, Shirley Jackson Award–winning author of Spectral Evidence “Michell subtly upends expectations with a genuinely insightful examination of the essence of good and evil. By the novel’s end, Michell delivers an invigorating chase story, a suspenseful horror-action hybrid with memorably warped characters, and terrific B-movie cinematic flair.” —Publishers Weekly “How Rook acquired his superhuman strength and came to accept his unholy mission are just two of the many revelations Michell has in store for readers. Better still is the poignant father-son relationship that slowly builds between Rook and the orphaned Evan, who is also gifted with supernatural powers. A very promising debut from a new author to watch.” —Toronto Star

Devil of the Highlands Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Devil of the Highlands


  • Author : Lynsay Sands
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061984228

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Devil of the Highlands Excerpt :

They call him the Devil . . . He is the most notorious laird of Scotland: fierce, cold, deadly . . . and maybe even worse. Yet Evelinde has just agreed to wed him. Anything, she thinks, is better than her cruel stepmother. Though Evelinde should be wary of the rumors, she can't help but be drawn to this warrior . . . for the Devil of the Highlands inspires a heat within her that is unlike anything she has ever known. They may call him whatever they wish, but Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh, cares only for the future of his clan. He must find a wife, a woman to bear him sons and heed his commands. He has no need for beauty or grace, but one taste of his lovely bride's sweet lips and the sultry feel of her skin arouse an untamed passion. Perhaps there's more to marriage than he thought . . .

Outwitting the Devil Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Outwitting the Devil


  • Author : Napoleon Hill
  • Publisher : Sharon Lechter
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Outwitting the Devil Excerpt :

Originally written in 1938 but never published due to its controversial nature, an insightful guide reveals the seven principles of good that will allow anyone to triumph over the obstacles that must be faced in reaching personal goals.

All for a Few Perfect Waves Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

All for a Few Perfect Waves


  • Author : David Rensin
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061868160

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All for a Few Perfect Waves Excerpt :

For twenty years, Miki "Da Cat" Dora was the king of Malibu surfers—a dashing, enigmatic rebel who dominated the waves, ruled his peers' imaginations, and who still inspires the fantasies of wannabes to this day. And yet, Dora railed against surfing's sudden post-Gidget popularity and the overcrowding of his once empty waves, even after this avid sportsman, iconoclast, and scammer of wide repute ran afoul of the law and led the FBI on a remarkable seven-year chase around the globe in 1974. The New York Times named him "the most renegade spirit the sport has yet to produce" and Vanity Fair called him "a dark prince of the beach." To fully capture Dora's never-before-told story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing hundreds of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers, and fellow surfers to uncover the untold truth about surfing's most outrageous practitioner, charismatic antihero, committed loner, and enduring mystery.

Shades of Simon Gray Book

Shades of Simon Gray


  • Author : Joyce McDonald
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307819789

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Shades of Simon Gray Excerpt :

Simon Gray is the ideal teenager — smart, reliable, hardworking, trustworthy. Or is he? After Simon crashes his car into The Liberty Tree, another portrait starts to emerge. Soon an investigation has begun into computer hacking at Simon’s high school, for it seems tests are being printed out before they are given. Could Simon be involved? Simon, meanwhile, is in a coma — but is this another appearance that may be deceiving? For inside his own head, Simon can walk around and talk to some people. He even seems to be having a curious conversation with a man who was hung for murder 200 years ago, in the branches of the same tree Simon crashed into. What can a 200-year-old murder have to do with Simon’s accident? And how do we know who is really innocent and who is really guilty?

This Monk Wears Heels Book

This Monk Wears Heels


  • Author : Kodo Nishimura
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786786180

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This Monk Wears Heels Excerpt :

Kodo Nishimura rose to fame following his appearance in Queer Eye: We're in Japan. Now this celebrity make-up artist and ordained Buddhist monk shares his unique and practical guide to positivity and self-acceptance. Readers will learn from the author's path to self-love and resilience and modern take on Buddhist teachings. IT’S TIME TO BE TRUE TO YOU This book is for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t fit in. And for all those who dare to be different. Do you show who you truly are? Do you say what you really think? Or do you hide your heart’s desire and camouflage yourself to look like others? It is too easy to limit ourselves for fear of what other people will think. The message of this book is that we can choose to love our uniqueness—and that our diversity offers hope for the world. This Monk Wears Heels is a guide to self-love, self-acceptance, and taking a Buddhist approach to life. Kodo Nishimura reveals how inclusive the Buddhist teachings really are—and that, yes, it is possible to be a Buddhist monk and do makeup and wear sparkly earrings. This book is about being who you really are, totally unapologetically and with full conviction. It will show you how to shine in your own colors and be celebrated for yourself. This is the English translation of Seisei Dodo, published in Japan in 2020 by Sunmark Publishing, Inc., Tokyo.