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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)
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'
'Beautifully written, wise, balanced, fair, funny and above all extremely original'
'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 Penqiuin Books, London, 2011. Paperback. Condición: As New. Reprint. 440 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. Soldier, Explorer, Mystic, Guru And Spy, Francis Younghusband Began His Colonial Career As A Military Adventurer. Nº de ref. del artículo: 143762
Descripción Penguin, 2011. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Nº de ref. del artículo: M00241950392-G
Descripción Paperback. Condición: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR003445022
Descripción Paperback. Condición: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR004255394
Descripción Paperback. Condición: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR008180460
Descripción ADULT PBS, 2011. Paperback. Condición: OKAZ. - Poids : 343g - Genre : Non attribué Foires aux livres. Nº de ref. del artículo: O2483762-666
Descripción Penguin Books, 2011. SoftCover. Condición: Very Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. Used book in good condition. No Highlighting/Marking/Underline,Neat & Clean Copy.Ships with tracking and packaged with care.Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. del artículo: BK 0038612 JB_DB