Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story Of Survival, Adventure, And The Most Incredible Rescue Mission Of World War II

by Mitchell Zuckoff

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Lost in Shangri-La
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A True Story Of Survival, Adventure, And The Most Incredible Rescue Mission Of World War II
Author
Mitchell Zuckoff

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Hardcover, 384 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published April 26 2011 | purchase

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Lost in Shangri-La
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A True Story Of Survival, Adventure, And The Most Incredible Rescue Mission Of World War II
Author
Mitchell Zuckoff

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In 1945, a sightseeing trip over Shangri-La turned deadly when the plane crashed, leaving only three survivors who, battling for their survival, were caught between man-eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese. A real-life adventure drawn from personal interviews, declassified Army documents and personal photos and mementos.

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"When there is danger, when there is destruction, we kind of feel like we're on the edge of life, fully alive, and that can really bring out some strong prose," says author Mitchell Zuckoff. iStockphoto hide caption

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