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Lost in Shangri-laA Lost World, Man Eating Tribesmen, Lush Andimpenetrable Jungles, Stranded American Fliers One Of Them A Dame Withgreat Gams, For Heaven S Sake , A Startling Rescue Mission This Is Atrue Story Made In Heaven For A Writer As Talented As Mitchell Zuckoff Whew What An Utterly Compelling And Deeplysatisfying Read Simon Winchester, Author Of Atlantic Award Winning Former Boston Globe Reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes The Exhilarating, Untold Story Of An Extraordinary World War IIrescue Mission, Where A Plane Crash In The South Pacific Plunged A Trio Of U.S.military Personnel Into A Land That Time Forgot Fans Of Hampton Sides Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell S Lone Survivor, And David Grann S The Lost Cityof Z Will Be Captivated By Zuckoff S Masterfullyrecounted, All True Story Of Danger, Daring, Determination, And Discovery Injungle Clad New Guinea During The Final Days Of WWII.

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 .com s Best Books of 2009 Ponzi s Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors Choice book and Ch

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  • Paperback
  • 444 pages
  • Lost in Shangri-la
  • Mitchell Zuckoff
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 9780061988356

10 thoughts on “Lost in Shangri-la

  1. says:

    Mitchell Zuckoff in Papua New Guinea, next to the wreckage of the Gremlin Special image from BU Today photo by Buzz Maxey 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 of World War II, an Army C 47 transport plane takes off from Base G in the town of Hollandia, on the north coast of New Guinea Aboard is a collection of military personnel, male and female, flying over the island to get a look see at a remote, newly discovered but ancient civilization, tucked away between mist covered mountains and guarded by hundreds of square miles of impenetrable jungle They call this newly discovered place Shangri La in honor of the fictional utopia of James Hilton s Lost Horizon ...

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    The cabin crumbled forward toward the cockpit The walls of the fuselage collapsed as though sucked inward Both wings ripped away The tail section snapped off like a balsa wood toy Flames shot through the wreckage Small explosions rang out like gunshots Black smoke choked off the light The air grew bitter with the stench of burning metal, burning leather, burning rubber, burning wires, burning oil, burning cloths, burning hair, burning flesh It wasn t easy getting a seat on the Gremlin Special to fly over this mystical valley they d heard such intriguing reports about It was a good mix of young men and women who were excited about the prospect of joining a select group of people who have been allowed to see Shangri La The experienced pilot was back in the cabin area probably answering questions and flirting with the pretty girls One of the women had taken the pilot s seat up front to enjoy the view When the co pilot experiences trouble the plane hits the side of the mountain before anyone can even react Out of the twenty four people on board three survive Thus begins a tale of survival and the search to find them A world weary of war news starting following the news articles about the search with avid attention The military quickly realized this was an opportunity for wonderful PR and blessed their lucky stars that one of the survivors just happened to be a beautiful young WAC named Margaret Hastings Ma...

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    I have said it before, and I ll say it again The jungles of the earth must be DESTROYED Before 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 numbering in the thousands, but the terrain prevented visits and viewing them from the air had become a treat for bored service men and women.Unfortunately, this trip turned deadly when the plane crashed and killed almost all the passengers The survivors had serious injuries and were trapped in a thick mountain jungle They were also surrounded by natives who had never met anyone outside their valley and had a culture based on constantly warring on each other After the survivors were spotted by rescue planes the immediate problems of treating their injuries and protecting them from potentially hostile natives became focus A squad of gung ho Filipino paratroopers led by a frustrated American captain volunteered to parachute down to deal with the immediate problems with no idea of how they d be getting back out After they dropped in weeks passed in Shangri La as the crash survivors were treated and guarded by the paratroopers.Since they were resupplied by air a...

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    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 addressing events with dramatic potential and then forgetting about elaborating on them Weren t they life threatening or at least limb losing wounds How d they get better or letting the reader in on how they were resolved.The book follows what seems like the current approach to non fiction events at least the books I ve read Start off with the event in progress, then backtrack to the beginning and recount the events as they...

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    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 groaning, branches snapping, fuel igniting, bodies tumbling, lives ending, the Gremlin Special plunged through the trees and slammed into the jungle covered mountainside. This was a sight seeing tour gone horribly wrong Zuckoff and the Army avoid placing blame for the accident directly on the pilots, citing possible downdrafts, mechanical problems, high altitude, etc view spoiler BS The direct cause of the accident was the pilot in command, Col Prossen left his seat to chat up the pax in the back, leaving his inexperienced copilot Maj Nicholson to fly and navigate in an area neither he or the Colonel had ever flown in Mountain flying is inherentl...

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    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 as Shangri La This remote area of New Guinea had been spotted by Colonel Ray T Ells It was a break in the jungle he described as a riot of dazzling color.Thirty miles long and eight miles wide it revealed lush land and tens of thousands of native peoples living in villages with gardens, irrigation systems, dams and drainage ditches Unable to land, Ells was nonetheless enthralled with what he had seen and told all who would listen about it It became the place to fly over thus Colonel Prossen s idea of a gift to his hard working staff An opportunity not to be missed by the twenty four servicemen and women who boarded that fateful day What started out as somewhat of a joy ride turns tragic when the plane crashes leaving all but three dead The army makes an all out search for the missing plane When it is learned there are survivors, it becomes a story of a res...

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    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 with narrative fiction and its usual lack of proper documentation That being said I would have passed on Lost in Shangri la.I discovered a loophole in my own rules of what is really nonfiction I picked up Shanga li as an audio book and I must say I enjoyed the story I don t really know if I would give much credence that a Based on a true story Sunday Night Movie or historical fiction The dates, the main characters, and major events all seem to mesh with the historical record The conversations and the details, however, I don t know if they are real or implied The story of survival and the challenges of surviving in what could be a very hostile wilderness makes for great reading The story is full of challenges Everything from natives, injuries, aid, and planning a rescue is problematic The backdrop of WWII and the military survivo...

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    If you like pork and sweet potatoes maybe you would have liked living among the New Guinea natives back in the 30s or 40s, or if you liked tropical jungles that look like paradise, you may love living in one, but you would also have to worry about jungle rot, malaria, elephantiasis, and dengue fever just to mention a few I rather wished that I lived in the jungle, but a tame one without jungle rot Well, the first chapter put me in a deep funk, which was totally unexpected All I knew about the story was that in May of 1945, twenty four army men and women, who were stationed on the beach of New Guinea, wanted to take a pleasure trip over the island Their plane crashed and only three survived Actually two others had survived for a while.This true story began by introducing us to the lives of the people onboard that plane Margaret Hastings was one of the women As I read the brief story of her life up until then, I thought of my sister who grew up in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and I thought of how Margaret s life was like hers but had been cut short That was when I felt a deep sadness of a youn...

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    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 Dutch New Guinea was discovered by soldiers stationed at Hollandia Military Base during WWII, and nicknamed Shangri La On May 13, 1945, a military airplane carrying 24 officers male and female from Hollandia on a sightseeing expedition over the valley, crashes into a mountain base at the entrance of the valley Thus begins our story Through eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, and military documents, Zuckoff pieces together a memorable rescue mission for the remaining three survivors of the crash After surviving the crash, the officers have ...

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    Non fiction written as a compelling narrative of the survivors of a plane crash in Shangri La named after the valley in the James Hilton novel Lost Horizon in Dutch New Guinea near the end of WWII Faced with limited food and serious injuries, not to mention the perils of the jungle, the survivors must find a way to get rescued or face travel over hundreds of miles of dense forest filled with warring natives and Japanese in hiding Once they were discovered missing, the U.S military had to find them, and figure out how to get them back under extremely perilous circumstances Zuckoff has done his research, including recently discovered journals, military accounts, a visit to the crash site, and interviews with many participants and family members He writes an interesting story, sticking to the facts, giving enough background to set the context without ever straying too far afield I cared about the people and was interested to find out what happened to them He also honors those who died The numerous historical photos were a bonus My favorite parts The development of the relationship between the native people, rud to be hostile, and the survivors and soldiers their interactions could have gone awry very easily The anthropological information about these isolated nativ...

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