FlyingWoody, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by FlyingWoody)
I saw the author interviewed on the Colbert Report, and I new I had to get this book! Although it started off slowly, it was a very interesting story, and I looked forward to reading it! It's interesting to note that the events covered in this book made international headlines in 1945, but their story has been all but forgotten today. I only hope that this will be made into a movie soon!
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by Harper Collins,
“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrells Lone Survivor, and David Granns The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoffs masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.
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