Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

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 d

Euphoria

Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intellig

Mister Pip

In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives On a copper rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyo

Elixir

When biologist Chris Bacon headed for the unspoiled rainforests of Papua New Guinea in search of medicinal plants, he had no idea that he would bring home a rare flower rud by a tribal shaman to prevent human aging Driven by fountain of youth dreams, he plans to turn the flower into an elixir o

The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific

Campbell brings to vivid life one of the forgotten, grislier campaigns of World War II, the Buna Trail campaign in New Guinea The Japanese were trying to get a foothold on the south coast of the island, opposite Australia The American Thirty second Infantry Division had the job of driving the