Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive (Hardcover)
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Set against the majestic yet unforgiving Himalayan landscape of World War II Tibet-an unknown and tightly sealed land deeply suspicious of foreigners--LOST IN TIBET recounts the taut adventure of five American airmen facing the greatest challenge of their young lives. Hundreds of miles off course and running low on fuel, the airmen bail out of their foundering plane over what they thought was India. Instead, they parachute into the high Himalayan ridges of a Tibet riven with political intrigue and pressed tightly between Westerners involved in a war they didn't understand and Chinese who threatened their very existence. Surviving the parachute drop from the plane was only the airmen's first challenge, and perhaps their easiest. Impeccably researched and well paced, LOST IN TIBET tells the previously untold story of the group's struggle to escape back to the relative safety of their base in India.
About the Author
MIRIAM MURCUTT and RICHARD STARKS have traveled extensively in some of the more remote parts of the world. Among their many expeditions is a walk with pilgrims around the koras of Tibet's greatest monasteries and a trek that followed as much as possible the route taken by the lost airmen of Tibet. They live in Boulder, Colorado.
Praise for Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive…
"This book tells abount an incident that has been hidden for too many years. It's a fascinating adventure that stands out from all the other war-time experiences I have heard about." Charles Martin, former "Hump" pilot
"This is a 'must read' for mountaineers and history buffs alike. I was absorbed and moved."--Amanda Daflos, Director, Special Projects, International Mountain Explorers Connection