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

    Review by:  Lisa

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

Author:  Mitchell Zuckoff

Collection:  Adult Non-Fiction

This book is not among the typical genres I gravitate towards, but there was something about the description of the story that captured my interest.   I do enjoy a good adventure and stories about people who use their wits and courage to survive seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Lost in Shangri-La is a true story about a plane full of men and women of the United States military, including nine Women’s Army Corps (WAC), taking an aerial tour of the scenic jungle of New Guinea towards the end of World War II.  When something goes wrong and the plane crashes in the remote and dense jungle, the story turns into an adventure complete with encounters with natives who occupy the geography where the plane has crashed.

Unlike some accounts I’ve read in history books that can tend to stray towards conveying just the facts, which can sometimes be a bit dry, this book is written like a novel, imparting the real emotions of the individuals involved, with all of the description of the environment to make you believe you are there with them throughout their ordeal.

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One Response to Lost in Shangri-La: a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

  1. Pingback: Review: Lost in Shangri-la: The Epic True Story of a Plane Crash into the Stone Age by Mitchell Zuckoff « Fullmoonbites

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