"In this fitting tribute to one of Hollywood's greatest directors, journalist Mitchell Zuckoff chronicles Altman's remarkable life both in and out of the spotlight. A rebel to the end, Altman's spirit is perfectly captured in this fascinating read. Also, he doesn't mind including some of the real dirt here and there. I liked that choice, and I speculate that Robert Altman would have, too". --Wes Anderson
“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.