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Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

America


  • Author: Alan Axelrod, Ph.D.
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 2158133 Bytes


Discover the stories that shaped our nation.Sure, you know that America's colonists won our independence from Great Britain, that George Washington became our first president, and that Lincoln freed the slaves. But these key events merely scratch the surface of our nation's history and the moments that helped shape the United States into the rich, diverse, and complex country it is today.America: History Examined explores the defining moments, decisions and people who have written our country's story up to now, including:- The first people of America, with new archaeological and ethnographical findings- An examination of the origins and course of the American Revolution- The signing of the Declaration of Independence and creation of our Constitution-...