|Nonfiction Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adult/Teen Programs|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell ZuckoffDirections & Maps
When a WWII transport carrying twenty-four military personnel crashed deep within the mountainous jungles of Dutch New Guinea, only three survived. Grieving, injured, and hungry, their best hope was to trek down the mountainside to seek help, despite rumors that Stone Age cannibals lived in the jungle valley. Zuckoff vividly reconstructs the story of the trio’s struggle to survive, their sometimes poignant interactions with the tribesmen they encountered, and the harrowing rescue mission mounted to get them out alive.
Location: Conference Room