I am not going to tell you much about this biography by Laura Hillenbrand, which I enjoyed via audio book, because I would very quickly spoil pieces of the plot. It is well-worth the time, but not for the faint of heart. The terrors of World War II, especially as pertains to POW camps, are not skipped over, and for chapters on end, there is little to smile about. But it really happened, not all that long ago, and it is a story that needs to be heard. The movie comes out on Christmas Day, so you may want to read Unbroken before then. I sincerely hope they do this incredible book justice.
Spoiler Alert! Perhaps this quote will entice you to find out everything that led up to it.
At that moment, something shifted sweetly inside him. It was forgiveness, beautiful and effortless and complete. For Louie Zamperini, the war was over.