Part I, Chapters 1-3
• In Chapter 1, Louis Zamperini lived in California at the age of 12 with his family of Italian immigrants.
• Louis did not speak English well and was bullied.
• In Chapter 2, Louis became a troublemaker after his father taught him how to box for protection.
• Louis started to steal on a consistent basis and the police were often at the Zamperini house.
• The principal forbid Louis to join clubs or sports teams.
• Pete, Louis' brother, convinced the principal to let him join the track team and started training him.
• Louis settled down and start winning races.
• In Chapter 3, Louis set his sights on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
• Louis aimed for one of three spots for the 5,000 meter race.
• After a close second with the top runner in a meet in California, Louis was invited to the Olympic trials in New York.
• The heat was so bad...
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