The Trouser People: The Quest for the Victorian Footballer who Made Burma Play the Empire's Game

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Viking, 2002 - Burma - 307 pages
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Sir George Scott was an unsung Victorian adventurer who hacked, bullied and charmed his way through uncharted jungle to help establish British colonial rule in Burma. Born in Scotland in 1851, Scott was a die-hard imperialist with a fondness for gargantuan pith-helmets and a bluffness of expression that bordered on the Pythonesque. Stepped on something soft and wobbly, he records in his bush diary one dark night. Struck a match, found it was a dead Chinaman.

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