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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Mitchell Zuckoff

Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2011: Near the end of World War II, a plane carrying 24 members of the United States military, including nine Women’s Army Corps (WAC) members, crashed into the New Guinea jungle during a sightseeing excursion. … see full wiki

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Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Genre: Kindle eBooks, History
Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc.
2 reviews about Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival,...
review by . May 29, 2011
This tale of a World War II plane crash and rescue is making everybody's summer 2011 must-read lists, and with good reason--it’s a well-researched and -written account of a minor event with so many dramatic angles it keeps the reader glued to the page to the end.  I ended up reading it straight through in one day.      In May 1945 (after Germany's surrender but with the Pacific war still active and dangerous) on the South Pacific Island of Dutch New Guinea, …
review by . July 11, 2011
A moving story of survival, endurance, and cultures...
   Imagine flying over a jungle, having your plane crash and kill all but three of the passengers and crew, struggling to find your way to a clearing to be spotted and rescued, only to come face-to-face with a jungle tribe of suspected cannibals.  That's the real-life situation that three military personnel found themselves in during World War II, and the story is chronicled in the book Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission …
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