Title: Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of WWII
Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Source: from publisher for a TLC Book Tour
Fun Fact: By 1945, New Guinea was home to more missing air planes than any other country on earth.
Review Summary: An incredibly engaging story with a great human element supported by well-integrated primary sources.
Lost in Shangri-La was my first experience with narrative non-fiction and I think I may be in love. For those of you like me who haven’t read narrative non-fiction before, I would describe it as a novel in which personal lives are as well researched as the bigger picture and the whole thing is presented as a story. In this particular story, we learn about a plane crash in New Guinea stranding three service men and women in the jungle with potentially unfriendly natives. Due to their isolated location, finding them in the jungle was only the first challenge. A daring and dangerous rescue mission was then required to get them out. Continue reading