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Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff.. Great WWII survival stories featuring jungle plane crashes, New Guinea cannibals (mebbe), a leggy WAC, an injured sergeant and a handsome lieutenant are few and far between.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Although World War II was the greatest conflict in the history of this planet, many a jaded reader has come to the reluctant conclusion that there aren’t any more World War II stories left to tell. At least not good ones—not tales of the “ripping good yarn” variety. Yet remarkably, in his new book Lost in Shangri-La, Mitchell Zuckoff has found one, and he’s told it with reportorial verve, narrative skill, and exquisite pacing."

Hampton Sides

"Zuckoff transforms impressive research into a deft narrative that brings the saga of the survivors to life."

Publisher’s Weekly

Author bio: Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University. He is the author of Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II. His previous books are: Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2009"; Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors' Choice book; and Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey, which received the Christopher Award and was named a Massachusetts Honor Book. He is co-author of Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award. More information can be found here: http://www.mitchellzuckoff.com/author/

Book Details: History; (400 pp. Prop-spinning good: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Lost-Shangri-La-Mitchell-Zuckoff/?isbn=9780061988349

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