Lost in Shangri-la: a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II

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On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over 'Shangri-La,' a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton's best selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.
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display_description "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.
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subject_facet Aircraft accidents -- New Guinea, Airplane crash survival -- New Guinea, Primitive societies -- New Guinea, Shipwreck survival -- New Guinea, Survival -- New Guinea, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- New Guinea, Survival at sea -- New Guinea, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Search and rescue operations, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- United States
title_display Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II
title_full Lost in Shangri-La : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II [electronic resource] / Mitchell Zuckoff, Lost in Shangri-La A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II, Lost in Shangri-la : [sound recording] : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff, Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II / Mitchell Zuckoff
title_short Lost in Shangri-la :
title_sub a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, Aircraft accidents, Airplane crash survival, History, Military, Missing in action, Nonfiction, Primitive societies, Search and rescue operations, Shipwreck survival, Survival, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, Survival at sea, World War, 1939-1945