Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lost in Shangri La by Mitchell Zuckof

Readers who liked Lauren Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" will also like this survival account from WWII, focusing on three survivors of a plane crash in the mountains of New Guinea. "Lost in Shangri-La" looks at aviation in WWII, life in armed forces stations in the South Pacific, the incredible story of survival and rescue, and, the bonds the survivors and rescuers created with the tribe that lived in the unknown valley.

The story itself is an unbelievable one. When you take into account all of the actions leading up to the ultimate rescue of the three survivors, it is hard to believe that everything went so easily. The courageousness of the individuals involved amazed me.

Scattered through the book are pictures, allowing the reader to put a face to the name making the characters come alive.

I cannot say enough about this story.

5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so many good things about this book, I'm going to have to read it at some point. I hope it's okay to link to your review on War Through the Generations.