Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

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9780241950395: Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer
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Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original (William Dalrymple)

Dazzling (Niall Ferguson)

I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book, one which so perfectly combines author and subject that it must set new standards for the future of historical biography ( Independent on Sunday)

A glorious biography, fair, frank and always interesting ... They don't come much more enjoyable than this (Jan Morris Independent)

Breathtakingly accomplished (Jonathan Keats Observer)

A charming biography which mingles travel with impressive research (Ian Thomson Sunday Times)

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From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French's Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream.

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.

'A story full of excitement and insight, humour and curiosity'
  Michael Holroyd

'Breathtakingly accomplished'
  Observer

'Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original'
  William Dalrymple

'Dazzling'
  Niall Ferguson

'I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book, one which so perfectly combines author and subject that it must set new standards for the future of historical biography'
  Independent on Sunday

Patrick French is the author of Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division, which won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and India: A Portrait.

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French s Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain s lost imperial dream. 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. A story full of excitement and insight, humour and curiosity Michael Holroyd Breathtakingly accomplished Observer Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original William Dalrymple Dazzling Niall Ferguson I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book, one which so perfectly combines author and subject that it must set new standards for the future of historical biography Independent on Sunday Patrick French is the author of Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Liberty or Death: India s Journey to Independence and Division, which won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and India: A Portrait. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780241950395

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French s Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain s lost imperial dream. 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. A story full of excitement and insight, humour and curiosity . (Michael Holroyd). Breathtakingly accomplished . ( Observer ). Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original . (William Dalrymple). Dazzling . (Niall Ferguson). I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book, one which so perfectly combines author and subject that it must set new standards for the future of historical biography . ( Independent on Sunday ). Patrick French is the author of Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer , which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Liberty or Death: India s Journey to Independence and Division , which won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land , The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul , which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and India: A Portrait . Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780241950395

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, Patrick French, From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French's "Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer" pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream. 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. "A story full of excitement and insight, humour and curiosity". (Michael Holroyd). "Breathtakingly accomplished". ("Observer"). "Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original". (William Dalrymple). "Dazzling". (Niall Ferguson). "I found myself reading through the night. This is a rare gem of a book, one which so perfectly combines author and subject that it must set new standards for the future of historical biography". ("Independent on Sunday"). Patrick French is the author of "Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer", which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, "Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division", which won the "Sunday Times" Young Writer of the Year Award, "Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land", "The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul", which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and "India: A Portrait". Nº de ref. de la librería B9780241950395

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Descripción 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 196mm x 130mm x. Paperback. From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French's Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 464 pages. 0.352. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780241950395

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. Mass Market Paperback. From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, this book pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream. It 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. Num Pages: 464 pages, Illustrations, ports. BIC Classification: 1QDB; 3JH; 3JJ; BGH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 346. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780241950395

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. Mass Market Paperback. From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, this book pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream. It 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. Num Pages: 464 pages, Illustrations, ports. BIC Classification: 1QDB; 3JH; 3JJ; BGH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 346. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780241950395

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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Not Signed; From Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French's Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream. Soldier, explorer, mystic, guru and spy, Francis Younghusband began his colonial. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780241950395_rkm

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