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
This was like Unbroken meets A League of Their Own meets South Pacific! Now the question is how to review this as something other than one long tribute to Heart of Archness... Just wait while my brain's buffering!
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...