Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.
How a messenger dog called Satan dodged German fire in a gas mask
Young Alan Turing - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.
Louis Zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand.