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Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University and the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La, which won the Winship/PEN Award for Nonfiction. As a reporter for the Boston Globe, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
"A truly incredible adventure."--New York Times Book Review "Mitchell Zuckoff has uncovered, and vividly reconstructed, such an astonishing tale. . . . Zuckoff skillfully builds narrative tension and deft character portraits. . . . . He has pulled off a remarkable feat -- and held the reader firmly in the grip."--David Grann, Washington Post "A riveting tale in the hands of a good storyteller. . . . LOST IN SHANGRI-LA is the most thrilling book, fiction or nonfiction, that I have read since I can't remember when."--Seattle Times "[An] engaging story. . . . This excellent book will be enjoyed by anyone who loves true adventure stories."--Library Journal (starred review) "Zuckoff delivers a remarkable survival story. . . . In this well-crafted book, Zuckoff turns the long-forgotten episode into an unusually exciting narrative. . . . Polished, fast-paced and immensely readable--ready for the big screen."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Zuckoff transforms impressive research into a deft narrative that brings the saga of the survivors to life."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This is an absorbing adventure right out of the Saturday-morning serials. . . . Lost in Shangri-La deserves a spot on the shelf of Greatest Generation nonfiction. It puts the reader smack into the jungle. "--Cleveland Plain Dealer "[A] gripplingly cinematic account. . . . A remarkable cast of characters. . . . A."--Entertainment Weekly