Lost in Shangri-La
by Mitchell Zuckoff
A true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II. On May 13, 1945, a would-be pleasure tour for twenty-four U.S. Army servicemen and WACs turned into an unforgettable battle for survival when their plane crashed in the mysterious New Guinean valley known as "Shangri-La". Only three emerged from the wreckage. Emotionally devastated and badly injured, they faced certain death unless they braved a harrowing hike down the mountainside--a journey into the unknown that would lead them to a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man--or woman.