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Lost in Shangri-La

On May 13, 1945, a would-be pleasure tour for twenty-four U.S. Army servicemen and WACs turned into an unforgettable battle for survival when their plane crashed into the mysterious New Guinean valley known as "Shangri-La." Only three emerged from the wreckage. Emotionally devastated and badly injured, they faced certain death unless they braved a harrowing hike down the mountainside-a journey into the unknown that would lead them to a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man-or woman.

Drawing upon interviews, diaries, declassified documents, and his own treks to the remote villages of New Guinea, Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio traversed the dense jungle to find help, how a brave band of paratroopers risked their lives to rescue them, and how contemporary natives remember that long-ago day when strange creatures fell from the sky. Lost in Shangri-La is a riveting work of narrative nonfiction-and a thrill ride from beginning to end.

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Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.