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Lost in Shangri-la

the epic true story of a World War II plane crash into the Stone Age

by Mitchell Zuckoff

  • 167 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMitchell Zuckoff
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD767.95 .Z84 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24412591M
ISBN 109780061988349
LC Control Number2010034508
OCLC/WorldCa658117311

Mitchell Zuckoff – Lost in Shangri-La Genre: #Biography_mb ISBN: Publisher: HarperCollins Imprint: HarperCollins e-books Date: Apr Seller Statement: Sold by HarperCollins Publishers Inc.. Description: On , twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep.


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Publication Date: Ap Genres: History, Nonfiction Hardcover: pages Publisher: Harper ISBN ISBN. Zuckoff tells that epic tale in a new book, Lost in Shangri-La. The story is set against the unforgiving backdrop of New Guinea's high mountains, dense rain forests and thick clouds.James Hilton wrote Lost Horizon inand it was an immediate success, selling millions of copies, influencing President Roosevelt to name what's now Camp David Shangri-La, and Frank Capra, a hot director after an Oscar sweep with It Happened One Night inmade a movie of Lost Horizon in The book also makes a big impression at.

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