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Younghusband
  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141964300
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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Younghusband

The Last Great Imperial Adventurer



A great book on one of the oddest figures of the British Empire - invader of Tibet, visionary and instigator of the hymn 'Jerusalem'

Soldier, explorer, mystic, guru and spy, Francis Younghusband began his colonial career as a military adventurer and became a radical visionary who preached free love to his followers. Patrick French's award-winning biography traces the unpredictable life of the maverick with the 'damned rum name', who singlehandedly led the 1904 British invasion of Tibet, discovered a new route from China to India, organized the first expeditions up Mount Everest and attempted to start a new world religion. Following in Younghusband's footsteps, from Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, French pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream.

  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141964300
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
Categories:

About the author

Patrick French

Patrick French is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division; Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land; and Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer. He lives in London, England.

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