Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

by Patrick French | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0006376010 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LeighBCD on 10/25/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by LeighBCD on Thursday, October 25, 2007
Bought this in Kathmandu. I was introduced to Younghusband after reading his superlative account of the original Everest expeditions while I was travelling in Tibet.

Journal Entry 2 by LeighBCD on Sunday, November 04, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. I have to say, I think Younghusband's early career as a Great Gamer is more fascinating than his transformation into a religious mystic... Younghusband is a sympathetic character, though. He seems to me to be a perfect example of repressed Victorian manhood; had he been born in another age, another era, what might he have achieved? And what kind of person might he become?

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