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Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive

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Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen — flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump" — were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a bizarre — even alien — people. At the same time, they had to extricate themselves from the political turmoil that even then was raging around Tibet's right to be independent from China.

Now back in print, Lost in Tibet is an extraordinary story of high adventure that sheds light on the remarkable Tibetan people, just at the moment when they were coming to terms with a hostile outside world.

Review:

"This is a gripping military adventure tale of a little-known episode of the Second World War." WWII History Magazine

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"This book tells about an incident that has been hidden for too many years. It's a fascinating adventure that stands out from all the other wartime experiences I have heard about." Charles Martin, former "Hump" pilot

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"It's a good story and an interesting footnote to world history." St. Louis Post Dispatch

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"This book will be fascinating to anyone even casually interested in the politics of my country." Losang Gyatso, Tibetan artist and actor

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"A well-rendered story of WWII action and adventure, one with plenty of twists and operational pointers for future warriors." Kirkus Reviews

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"Authors Starks and Murcutt absorbingly recount the political conquest of Tibet through the story of these five young men's unwitting embroilment in an international incident and their extraordinary journey home." Publishers Weekly online

Review:

"This is a fine story of courage and diplomacy that presents invaluable information on a little-known theater of WWII and insight into the Tibet-China political situation." Booklist

Review:

"This is a 'must-read' for mountaineers and history buffs alike. I was absorbed and moved." Amanda Daflos, Director, Special Projects, International Mountain Explorers Connection

About the Author

Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt are worldwide travelers, writers, and editors who have authored several books, including A Room with a Pew and Along the River that Flows Uphill. They live in Boulder, Colorado. Visit them at www.starksmurcutt.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762781348
Author:
Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Starks, Richard
Author:
Murcutt, Miriam
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Second
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw archival images plus maps
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » China, Burma, and India
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 240 pages Lyons Press - English 9780762781348 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a gripping military adventure tale of a little-known episode of the Second World War."
"Review" by , "This book tells about an incident that has been hidden for too many years. It's a fascinating adventure that stands out from all the other wartime experiences I have heard about."
"Review" by , "It's a good story and an interesting footnote to world history."
"Review" by , "This book will be fascinating to anyone even casually interested in the politics of my country."
"Review" by , "A well-rendered story of WWII action and adventure, one with plenty of twists and operational pointers for future warriors."
"Review" by , "Authors Starks and Murcutt absorbingly recount the political conquest of Tibet through the story of these five young men's unwitting embroilment in an international incident and their extraordinary journey home."
"Review" by , "This is a fine story of courage and diplomacy that presents invaluable information on a little-known theater of WWII and insight into the Tibet-China political situation."
"Review" by , "This is a 'must-read' for mountaineers and history buffs alike. I was absorbed and moved."
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