Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Story

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Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007432550

Category: History

Page: 400

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An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, 'Lost in Shangri-La' is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission.

Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

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Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087142

Category: History

Page: 432

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“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 Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Lost in Shangri-la

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Author: Hamzar Bulutcan

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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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 passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend's shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught...

Lost in Shangri-La (Enhanced Edition)

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

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Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062091670

Category: History

Page: 432

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A New York Times bestseller, the extraordinary World War II mission to rescue survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this "Shangri-La." 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 Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Lost in Shangri-la

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Author: Hanzo Adem

Publisher: dgfhj

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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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 passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend's shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught...

Vaguely Lost in Shangri-La

Photos from the Glastonbury Festival

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Author: Barry Lewis

Publisher: Flood Gallery

ISBN: 9781911374039

Category: Glastonbury Festival

Page: 176

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Award winning Photographer Barry Lewis has, for more than a decade, captured the very essence of the Glastonbury experience. From Lost Vagueness, to Shangri-La, Barry's photography is a celebration of the more eccentric, colourful, weird and wonderful side of the iconic festival.

Geheimakte 16

Thriller

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Author: Steve Berry

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364120805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Eine Enthüllung, die die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in den Ruin treiben könnte. Und nur 24 Stunden Zeit, um sie zu verhindern ... Cotton Malone hat sich aus dem aktiven Geheimagentenleben zurückgezogen. Doch dann bittet ihn seine ehemalige Chefin, einen Mann aufzuspüren, der in den Besitz hochbrisanter Geheimakten des amerikanischen Finanzministeriums gekommen ist. In den falschen Händen könnten diese Unterlagen die Vereinigten Staaten in die Knie zwingen. Die Spur führt von Venedigs Kanälen bis nach Nordkorea. Eine nervenzerfetzende Jagd beginnt, denn Malone bleibt nur ein Tag Zeit, um die Katastrophe zu verhindern ...

Die versunkene Stadt Z

Expedition ohne Wiederkehr - das Geheimnis des Amazonas

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Author: David Grann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156665

Category:

Page: 413

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Mein Sternschnuppensommer

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Author: Alisha Sevigny

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473479012

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Unter dem Sternenhimmel beginnt der Sommer unserer Liebe ... Eine Sommernacht unter den Sternen auf ihrem Steg am See - das ist Julias Lieblingsort auf dem Campingplatz ihrer Familie inmitten der atemberaubenden Natur Kanadas. Doch schon bald platzen Julias Träume für den Sommer: Ihre Familie gerät in finanzielle Schwierigkeiten und ein Bauunternehmer will ihr Naturparadies in eine seelenlose Casino-Anlage umwandeln. Verzweifelt sucht Julia Rat in den Sternen - und trifft am See auf einen einfühlsamen und unverschämt gutaussehend Jungen, der ihr helfen will, den Campingplatz zu retten. Doch Nick ist der Sohn des Bauunternehmers. Kann Julia ihm wirklich das Schicksal ihrer Familie - und ihr Herz - anvertrauen? Ein wunderschöner Sommerroman zum Wegträumen - romantisch, tiefgründig und einfach hinreißend erzählt.

Der Tag, an dem das UFO vom Himmel fiel

Roman

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Author: David Halperin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641100453

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nur unsere Träume können uns retten Der junge Danny Shapiro hat es nicht leicht: Sein Vater behandelt ihn wie einen Fremden, seine Mutter zieht sich in ihre Krankheit zurück, und sein Zuhause vermittelt ihm das Gefühl, eingesperrt zu sein. Doch dann kommt die Nacht des 20.12.1969: Ein UFO fällt vom Himmel – und für Danny ist nichts mehr so, wie es war. Aber hat er das UFO wirklich gesehen? Danny begibt sich auf eine abenteuerliche Reise und trifft dabei nicht nur auf Außerirdische, sondern auch auf ein wunderschönes Mädchen. Dabei vermischen sich Realität und Fantasie so sehr, dass er selbst nicht mehr weiß, in welcher Welt er eigentlich lebt. Aber mehr und mehr begreift er: Er muss erst den Umweg durch seine Fantasiewelt nehmen, um sich dem realen Leben stellen zu können und vielleicht auch ein kleines Stück vom Glück für sich zu erobern ...

The Search For Shangri-La

A Journey into Tibetan History

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Author: Charles Allen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349142181

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The idea of a hidden refuge, a paradise far from the stresses of modern life, has universal appeal. In 1932 the writer James Hilton coined the word 'Shangri-La' to describe such a place, when he gave that name to a hidden valley in the Himalayas in his novel LOST HORIZON. In THE SEARCH FOR SHANGRI-LA acclaimed traveller and writer Charles Allen explores the myth behind the story. He tracks down the sources that Hilton drew upon in writing his popular romance, and then sets out to discover what lies behind the legend that inspired him. In the course of a lively and amusing account of his four journeys into Tibet, Allen also gives us a controversial new reading of the country's early history, shattering our notions of Tibet as a Buddhist paradise and restoring the mysterious pre-Buddhist religion of Bon to its rightful place in Tibetan culture. He also locates the lost kingdom of Shang-shung and, in doing so, the original Shangri-La itself: in an astounding gorge beyond the Himalayas, full of extraordinary ruins.

LOST HORIZON - The Legend of Shangri-La

Adventure Classic

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Author: James Hilton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026852389

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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This carefully crafted ebook: “LOST HORIZON - The Legend of Shangri-La” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia – a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel, Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service, finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La, whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. Among the book's themes is an allusion to the possibility of another cataclysmic world war brewing. It is said to have been inspired at least in part by accounts of travels in Tibetan borderlands, published in National Geographic by the explorer and botanist Joseph Rock. The remote communities he visited, such as Muli, show many similarities to the fictional Shangri-La. James Hilton (1900-1954) was an English novelist and Hollywood screenplayer best remembered for his best-sellers Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

Shangri-La

A Practical Guide to the Himalayan Dream

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Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622040

Category: Travel

Page: 191

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Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

In Search of Shangri-La

The Extraordinary True Story of the Quest for the Lost Horizon

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Author: Michael McRae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140290424

Category: Brahmaputra River

Page: 229

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We have long been bewitched by the legend of Shangri-La - a place of enchantment, romance and beauty in the East. Through the years it has been variously regarded as a strategic prize, a geographical puzzle or a hidden paradise. Explorers and adventurers have risked everything to understand this mysterious, wild place. From the Royal Geographical Expedition of 1924 - which searched for a spectacular hidden waterfall - to those who followed fatally in their footsteps. McRae vividly brings to life the exploits and obsessions that have been fuelled by a region reluctant to give up its secrets.

Searching for Shangri-La

Himalayan Trilogy

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Author: Laurence J. Brahm

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892546352

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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In 2002, author, filmmaker, and economist Laurence Brahm, inspired by James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon and his own quest for meaning, began his search for Shangri-la. Some say that Shangri-la can be found in sacred Tibet, or maybe in wild Qinghai; others believe it can be found in artistic Yunnan in the southwest of China. The author discovered the spiritual truth that Shangri-la is not a place; rather, it is a state of mind. As Brahm hitchhiked through western China, well off the beaten track, he recorded the interior changes and illuminations he experienced as his consciousness expanded far beyond the everyday cares of his years of urban life in Beijing. The insights of his journey and his meetings with others who searched for their own versions of Shangri-la, helped him to understand that the archetypal goal he sought was actually a state of consciousness. Shangri-la may be found in a cup of café latte or yak-butter tea—if we search carefully enough and with mindfulness and compassion. Searching for Shangri-la is the first book of the Himalayan Trilogy . The reader will discover the need for fresh economic paradigms that call for compassionate capital, the empowerment of people, and prioritization of the environment. Spirituality can be more powerful than materialism. The need for sustainability has rarely been so beautifully and eloquently defended.

Thin Ice

Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains

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Author: Mark Bowen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429932708

Category: Science

Page: 480

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"One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read."—Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books The world's premier climatologist, Lonnie Thompson has been risking his career and life on the highest and most remote ice caps along the equator, in search of clues to the history of climate change. His most innovative work has taken place on these mountain glaciers, where he collects ice cores that provide detailed information about climate history, reaching back 750,000 years. To gather significant data Thompson has spent more time in the death zone—the environment above eighteen thousand feet—than any man who has ever lived. Scientist and expert climber Mark Bowen joined Thompson's crew on several expeditions; his exciting and brilliantly detailed narrative takes the reader deep inside retreating glaciers from China, across South America, and to Africa to unravel the mysteries of climate. Most important, we learn what Thompson's hard-won data reveals about global warming, the past, and the earth's probable future.

Roter Zwerg

Roman

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Author: Rob Grant,Doug Naylor

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364114020X

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Ein total verrückter Trip durchs Universum! Hinterher ist man ja immer schlauer. Aber wie hätte Dave Lister auch ahnen können, dass er nach einer ausgedehnten Zechtour durch ganz London plötzlich auf der anderen Seite des Universums aufwachen würde? Und dass es ihn bald darauf auch noch 3 Millionen Jahre in die Zukunft verschlagen sollte? Als letzten Vertreter der Menschheit und mit nur noch zwei Zigaretten? Dave, der glaubt, er habe nun nichts mehr zu verlieren, heuert kurz entschlossen auf einem knallroten Riesenraumschiff an. Doch das war die blödeste Idee seines ganzen Lebens, denn damit fangen Daves Schwierigkeiten erst so richtig an ... Die komischste und skurrilste Serie seit »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«!