Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling... show more
“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.
Publish date: April 26th 2011
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
The coolest thing about this book is the story. A bunch of people stranded by a plane crash in New Guinea? Awesome! The research was really thorough. I esspecially like how the author went to the natives who were on the other side of the story and got their perspective. On the flip side Lost was a w...
Meh. There are some interesting parts, but it bugs me that it feels like the story is constantly being drawn out with irrelevant details.
I love fiction. It makes up the vast majority of what I read, but every now and then a true story comes along that sounds interesting, and I take a chance. Usually I'm disappointed because there is a distinct difference in style which most non-fiction writers fall into which makes the narration st...
I enjoy reading history books, although events around World War II have never really interested me. However, this book fascinated me, mainly because it is not about battles or military strategies. A sight-seeing flight with military personnel crashes into a mountain in the heart of New Guinea. Th...
This is a fascinating non-fiction account of the crash of a small American military plane in an inaccessible valley in Dutch New Guinea in the waning days of WWII. The plane was carrying soldiers and WACs (Women's Auxiliary military staff) on a sightseeing flight on a day off. The story follows the ...