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Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

Sir Francis Younghusband was the last of the great imperialists--a dashing adventurer, who in 1903 single-handedly invaded Tibet, wiped out its entire army, and then became a mystic. Admired by H. G Wells and Bertrand Russell, he launched early assaults on Mt. Everest, 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 nearly sparked an Indo-Russian war. The quest to discover this man led Patrick French from the Himalayas to Kashmir and into Tibet in search of clues.

Издательство: "Penguin Books Ltd." (2013)

Формат: 130x200, 498 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-241-95039-5

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Patrick French

Patrick French (1966 - ) is an English writer and historian. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his biography of Francis Younghusband which won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize. He is a former director (i.e. a non-executive board member) of the Free Tibet Campaign.

He studied literature at the University of Edinburgh

His other books include:

Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division, which won the London Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.

Tibet, Tibet : A Personal History Of A Lost Land [http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random054/2002043432.html]

The World Is What It Is: a biography of Nobel Prize-winning writer Sir V.S. Naipaul

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