Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer
In This Travelling Biography, Patrick French Tells The Story Of The Man Who Held The World Record For The 300-Yard Dash, Discovered A New Overland Route From China To India, And Organized The Early Assaults On Mount Everest. In 1904 It Was Francis Younghusband Who Single-Handedly Turned A Small Diplomatic Mission Into A Full-Scale Military Invasion Of The Last Unexplored Country On Earth: Tibet. Younghusband Spent Much Of His Early Life As A Leading Player In The Great Game The Battle Of Wits Over The Uncharted Territory Of High Asia And His Presumed Death As A Spy In The Pamirs Almost Sparked Off A War Between British India And Tsarist Russia. But Despite Being A Classic Edwardian, Full Of Pomposity And Repression, In The Post-First World War Era, He Led The Way In Outlandish, Mystical Philosophical And Sexual Free-Thinking.
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Not many historical figures counted both Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, and Bertrand Russell as good friends. Francis Younghusband made a name for himself on Victoria's imperial frontier, then had a ... Read full review
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That they don't make 'em like that any more.
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