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July 8, 2014 2:27 PM

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Louis Zamperini was a hero — and then some

Just two pages into the book Unbroken, its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below.

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