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Lost in Shangri-La [text (large print)] : escape from a hidden world : a true story / Mitchell Zuckoff.

By: Zuckoff, Mitchell.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: xx, 418 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444811995 (hbk.); 1444811991 (hbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- New Guinea | Aeroplane crash survival -- New Guinea | Aircraft accidents -- New Guinea | World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- New Guinea | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | Primitive societies -- New Guinea | Large type booksGenre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: 940 ZUC Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Just before the end of the Second World War, a US Army transport plane flying over New Guinea's hidden Baliem valley crashed into uncharted mountains. Somehow, three of the twenty-four passengers and crew survived the crash: Lt. John McCollom, Sgt. Kenneth Decker, and Cpl. Margaret Hastings. Hurt, and afraid, they prayed for deliverance - from their wounds and from the spear-carrying Dani tribesmen who roamed the mountains, a people untouched by the modern world. For seven weeks they experienced many adventures in this isolated paradise, relying on each other's courage and the kindness of the world's most remote tribes. Until their rescue came in an incredible glider mission.
Summary: Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.
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Three months before the end of World War II, a US Army plane flying over New Guinea crashed in uncharted mountains inhabited by a Stone Age tribe. In 'Lost in Shangri-La', Mitchell Zuckoff exposes the enlightening and terrifying adventures of the three survivors of the crash.

Standard print edition originally published: London: HarperPress, 2011.

Just before the end of the Second World War, a US Army transport plane flying over New Guinea's hidden Baliem valley crashed into uncharted mountains. Somehow, three of the twenty-four passengers and crew survived the crash: Lt. John McCollom, Sgt. Kenneth Decker, and Cpl. Margaret Hastings. Hurt, and afraid, they prayed for deliverance - from their wounds and from the spear-carrying Dani tribesmen who roamed the mountains, a people untouched by the modern world. For seven weeks they experienced many adventures in this isolated paradise, relying on each other's courage and the kindness of the world's most remote tribes. Until their rescue came in an incredible glider mission.

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.

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