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Among the headhunters: an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle / Robert Lyman.

Lyman, Robert, (author.). Perkins, Derek. (Added Author). Read by Derek Perkins. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781515924340 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1515924343 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 58 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Derek Perkins.
Summary, etc.:
Flying the notorious "hump route" between India and China in 1943, a twin-engine plane suffered mechanical failure and crashed in a dense mountain jungle. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people aboard the aircraft survived - but they fell from the frying pan into the fire. They landed in wild countryside dominated by the Nagas, notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice. Japanese soldiers lay close by, too, with their own brand of hatred for Americans. Among the Headhunters is the first account of this incredible story.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Burma.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jungle warfare.
Naga (South Asian people) > Burma.
Burma > History > Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992.

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