Non-Fiction Book Club - Lost in Shangri-La: The True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell
10-04-2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ground Floor Meeting Room - Pollard Memorial Library (Map)
The wonderful thing about history is that occasionally you stumble on a story so bizarre and implausible that no fiction writer could get away with trying to tell it. Mitchell Zuckoff recounts just such a tale: In 1945, a U.S. military plane carrying 24 military personnel crashed in an Âinaccessible valley in Dutch New Guinea. There were only three survivors, including a 30-year-old corporal in the Women's Army Corps. They fended for themselves in a jungle surrounded by hostile tribes Âunaccustomed to Westerners. Lost in Shangri-La is part adventure yarn, part culture clash, and all true.