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!!> Epub ➠ Lost in Shangri-la  ➟ Author Mitchell Zuckoff – Submitasite.info Read Lost In Shangri La Author Mitchell Zuckoff Easyfaroairporttransfers.co.uk Lost In Shangri La Recounts The Incredible True Life Adventure Of Twenty Four Officers And Enlisted Men And Women Who Boarded A Transport Plane For A Sightseeing Trip , Which Became An Unforgettable Battle For Survival When The Plane Crashed.On May 13, 1945, Twenty Four Officers And Enlisted Men And Women Stationed On What Was Then Dutch New Guinea Boarded A Transport Plane Named The Gremlin Special For A Sightseeing Trip Over Shangri La A Beautiful And Mysterious Valley Surrounded By Steep, Jagged Mountain Peaks Deep Within The Island S Uncharted Jungle, This Hidden Retreat Was Named After The Fabled Paradise In The Bestselling Novel Lost Horizon But Unlike The Peaceful Tibetan Monks Of James Hilton S Book, This Shangri La Was The Home Of Stone Age Warriors Spear Carrying Tribesmen Rud To Be Headhunters And Cannibals But The Pleasure Tour Became An Unforgettable Battle For Survival When The Plane Crashed Miraculously, Three Passengers Survived WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings, Lieutenant John McCollom, And Sergeant Kenneth Decker Margaret, Barefoot And Burned, Had No Choice But To Wear Her Dead Best Friend S Shoes McCollom, Grieving The Death Of His Twin Brother Also Aboard The Gremlin Special, Masked His Grief With Stoicism Decker, Too, Was Severely Burned And Suffered A Bloody, Gaping Head Wound.Emotionally Devastated, Badly Injured, And Vulnerable To Disease, Parasites, And Poisonous Snakes In The Wet Jungle Climate, The Trio Faced Certain Death Unless They Left The Wreckage Caught Between Man Eating Headhunters And The Enemy Japanese, With Nothing To Sustain Them But A Handful Of Candy And Their Own Fortitude, They Endured A Harrowing Trek Down The Mountainside An Exhausting Journey Into The Unknown That Would Lead Them Straight Into A Primitive Tribe Of Superstitious Natives Who Had Never Before Seen A White Man Or Woman.Drawn From Personal Interviews, Declassified Army Documents, Personal Photos And Mementos, A Daily Journal Kept Between The Crash And The Rescue Effort, And Original Film Footage, Lost In Shangri La Recounts This Incredible True Life Adventure For The First Time Mitchell Zuckoff Reveals How The Determined Trio Dehydrated, Sick, And In Pain Traversed The Dense Jungle Foliage To Find Help How A Brave Band Of Filipino American Paratroopers, Led By A Dogged Captain, Risked Their Own Lives To Save The Survivors How The Americans Would Be Protected By And Eventually Befriend A Noble Native Chief And His People And How A Cowboy Colonel Was Willing To Risk A Previously Untried Rescue Mission To Get Them Out.A Riveting Work Of Narrative Nonfiction That Vividly Brings To Life An Odyssey At Times Terrifying, Enlightening, And Comic, Lost In Shangri La Is A Thrill Ride From Beginning To End. How is this not a Hollywood epic movie WWII Plane crash in the jungle survivors include a beautiful, plucky, injured WAC Stone Age lost civilization rescue mission by paratroopers tabloid exploitation by news media and government impending loss of innocence as the modern world intrudes into Shangri La All of it true and expertly covered in the Four Star Lost in Shangri la A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War IIa Highly recommended How is this not a Hollywood epic movie WWII Plane crash in the jungle survivors include a beautiful, plucky, injured WAC Stone Age lost civilization rescue mission by paratroopers tabloid exploitation by news media and government impending loss of innocence as the modern world intrudes into Shangri La All of it true and expertly covered in the Four Star Lost in Shangri la A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War IIa Highly recommended Shortly after three o clock in the afternoon on Sunday, May 13, 1945, Major George Nicholson s desperate struggle to gain altitude ended The distance between the C 47 and the unforgiving terrain closed to zero To the earsplitting din of metal twisting, glass shattering, engines groanin I have said it before, and I ll say it again The jungles of the earth must be DESTROYEDBefore you break your fingers on your keyboard in your haste to flame me for that comment take a moment to ask yourself if I might be joking.In the last months of World War II as America worked its way towards Japan a plane load of military personnel took off for a sightseeing tour of a remote valley in New Guinea that had been dubbed Shangri La Previous flights had noted tribes of natives numbe The story is compelling enough a U.S army plane crashes in a remote, inaccessible part of New Guinea killing nearly everyone on board Three people survive, two men and a woman Two are severely injured They need to trek through the jungle to a clearing, so they can be spotted and rescued Rescuers will have a tough time not only getting in, but due to the geographic problems, getting them out will be near impossible.Did I mention that the area is inhabited by war like Stone Age cannibals I The story is compelling enough a U.S army plane crashes in a remote, inaccessible part of New Guinea killing nearly everyone on board Three people survive, two men and a woman Two are severely injured They need to trek through the jungle to a clearing, so they can be spotted and rescued Rescuers will have a tough time not only getting in, but due to the geographic problems, getting them out will be near impossible.Did I mention that the area is inhabited by war like Stone Age cannibals I didn t Sorry.The area is inhabited by war like Stone age cannibals.What would have been a nice magazine article has been blown up to book size Over gilding an obvious lily by stretching out the story, amping up the dramatic tension that doesn t need amping, and I read a great deal of non fiction mostly history, military, and political science After completing graduate school with a degree in international relation and an undergraduate degree in history I have a set idea of how nonfiction should be written and that it must be cited and documented When I have a book in my hand I frequently flip back and forth from the book to the citations and notes It gives me the confidence that what is written is true and verified So naturally, I am turned off wi I read a great deal of non fiction mostly history, military, and political science After completing graduate school with a degree in international relation and an undergraduate degree in history I have a set idea of how nonfiction should be written and that it must be cited and The only regret I have about reading Lost in Shangri La now is that I can t put it on a library best list until December 2012 It was that good You d think with all the stories written with regards to World War II that all had been told And then along comes another and you re amazed that you never heard anything about this one Lost in Shangri La is such a story On Sunday, May 13, 1945, Colonel Peter Prossen planned a special outing for some of his staff, a flight to view a remote valley known The only regret I have about reading Lost in Shangri La now is that I can t put it on a library best list until December 2012 It was that good You d think with all the stories written with regards to World War II that all had been told And then along comes another and you re amazed that you never heard anything about this one Lost in Shangri La is such a story On Sunday, May 13, 1945, Colonel Peter Prossen planned a spe Shangri La What exactly is that I had always assumed that Shangri La referred to either the all girl pop band from the 60s, or was a generic name for seedy motels of questionable repute ie Andrew McCarthy s very bad TV movie, The Courtyard I was unexpectedly enlightened when I recently picked up Mitchell Zuckoff s book, Lost in Shangri La Escape from a Hidden World, A True Story.Shangri La was a fictional valley in the Himalayas created by James Hilton in his 1933 novel entitled Lost Hori Shangri La What exactly is that I had always assumed that Shangri La referred to either the all girl pop band from the 60s, or was a generic name for seedy motels of questionable repute ie Andrew McCarthy s very bad TV movie, The Courtyard I was unexpectedly enlightened when I recently picked up Mitchell Zuckoff s book, Lost in Shangri La Escape from a Hidden World, A True Story.Shangri La was a fictional valley in the Himalayas created by James Hilton in his 1933 novel entitled Lost Horizon It was supposed to be the ideal paradise on earth, isolated from the outside world It was also popularized in the 1937 film adaptation directed by Frank Capra So it was no surprise when a virtually untouched, beautiful valley deep in Here s what I liked about this book the author did his research and stuck to the facts If there was snappy dialog, it was from a letter or a diary or an interview And the characters were interesting There were the three survivors of the crash a beautiful, unconventional WAC a brave leader who just lost his twin brother a stoic guy with really awesome one liners And there was the young paratrooper with something to prove sent to rescue them The author didn t make stuff up But unfortunat Here s what I liked about this book the author did his research and stuck to the facts If there was snappy dialog, it was from a letter or a diary or an interview And the characters were interesting There were the three survivors of the crash a beautiful, unconventional WAC a brave leader who just lost his twin brother a stoic guy with really awesome one liners And there was the young paratrooper with something to prove sent to rescue them The author didn t make stuff up But unfortunately, the only person the author could interview was the paratrooper, so despite the fantastic potential of reading a story about Maggie, McCollum, and Decker, the storyteller in me felt the tale lacked the details that could have taken it from ho hum to awesome I m glad Zuckhoff didn t make stuff up, but I guess he needed a time machine to really do the story justice The book was the right size, it just had too much information on everyone on the periphery and not enough about the survivors doing thei I bet you watched at least some TV coverage of the rescue of Chilean miners in 2010 The whole world did In 1945 there was comparable interest in a remarkable rescue People followed the search and then the rescue attempts for weeks But a few small events, like the first use of nuclear weapons and the subsequent end of the war, pushed the story out of the public eye While researching another project, Mitchell Zuckoff happened across this story, actually located one of the survivors, and has r I bet you watched at least some TV coverage of the rescue of Chilean miners in 2010 The whole world did In 1945 there was comparable interest in a remarkable rescue People followed the search and then the rescue attempts for weeks But a few small events, like the first use of nuclear weapons and the subsequent end of the war, pushed the story out of the public eye While researching another project, Mitchell Zuckoff happened across this story, actually located one of the survivors, and has rescued this gripping tale from an undeserved oblivion In the waning days Lost in Shangri La is a simple, enjoyable story about a tragic plane crash and a subsequent rescue mission It s a little slow at the start but after initial character introductions it s a smooth read The prose is straightforward, effective, and doesn t contain overwhelming details just enough to engage your imagination although at some points in the book I wished fordetail about the lives of the natives This may not be the greatest survival story ever but it s quite an interesting ad Lost in Shangri La is a simple, enjoyable story about a tragic plane crash and a subsequent rescue mission It s a little slow at the start but after initial character introductions it s a smooth read The prose is straightforward, effective, and do

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