Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption will inspire you. You want perspective? This book will give you perspective. It is the story of a man, Louis Zamperini, who became a running prodigy, on his way to setting world records in the 1940 Olympics. He was closing in on the four minute mile when war interrupted his dream and he found himself in the Army Air Corp as a bombardier. Stationed at Oahu he survived many air battles but the day his plane was shot down was a day that would change his life forever. This is a powerful story of a man’s sheer will and his refusal to be broken.
It’s one of the most memorable books I’ve read.