Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

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Flamingo, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 440 pages
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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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Contents

Damned Rum Name
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Two Journeys to the Mountains
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Playing Great Games beyond Manchuria
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About the author (1995)

Patrick French's first biography, "Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, "won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature's W. H. Heinemann Prize. He lives in London.

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