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Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer By Patrick French

Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer
by Patrick French

A biography of Sir Francis Younghusband, imperialist and a dashing adventurer, who in 1903 invaded Tibet, wiped out its entire army and then became a mystic.
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Sir Francis Younghusband was the last of the great imperialists, a dashing adventurer - in 1903 he single-handedly invaded Tibet, wiped out its entire army and then became a mystic. Admired by H.G Wells and Bertrand Russell, he held the world record for the 300-yard dash, was the first European since Marco Polo to travel from Peking to Central Asia, discovered the source of the Indus and as a spy his presumed death almost sparked off an Indo-Russian war. The quest to quantify this man has led Patrick French through the Mustagh Pass, from the Himalayas to Kashmir, and into Tibet in search of clues, and into Younghusband's personal papers only recently made available personal papers only recently made available to the public.

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Sku
GOR001304118
Title
Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
440
ISBN 10
0002157330
ISBN 13
9780002157339
Prizes
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1995
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