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  • 06 January 2020
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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Patrick French Patrick French Ý 5 characters Free read Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer Source of the Indus and as a spy his presumed death nearly sparked an Indo Russian war The uest to discover this man led Patrick French from the Himalayas to Kashmir and into Tibet in search of clues. Excellent biography of a fascinating character who veered from professional Englishman abroad who believed that the Empire should never stop expanding to proto hippy and religious mystic and back again in a largely futile search for fulfilment

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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Patrick French Patrick French Ý 5 characters Free read Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer And Bertrand Russell he launched early assaults on Mt Everest held the world record for the 300 yard dash was the first European since Marco Polo to travel from Peking to Central Asia discovered the. This Patrick French s first book 1994 is excellent I recently read Patrick s biography of VS Naipaul which lead me to Younghusband French seems to be drawn to unusual personalities Would liked to have given this book five stars but the malarkey of FEY s later year s mysticism put me off a tad too muchin his twenties Frances Edward Younghusband negotiated the Mustagh Pass at 19000 feet a parlous bit of trekking Located on the edge of K2 world s second highest mountain famous for its nasty weather the pass marks the watershed between India and Central Asia From there Frances s legend began to blossom A smallish man he possessed enormous resilience Reading of his Asian adventures it s small wonder that he excited the imagination of his fellow Englishmen Next up was a twenty month epic from Manchuria through China the Gobi Desert then continuing down through Chinese Turkestan At the Gate of Hunza facing grim warriors armed with matchlocks peoples from the dim past Given the modern weapons the Brits possessed it was an asymmetrical war The British were a driven doughty race The adventures of F had such a romantic vocabulary the bearding of the Mir of Hunza the Kanjutis tribe or when first met with the Nawab of Tonk FEY preferred bleak wilderness than human societyPage 128 here we meet the tall and beautiful Flora Shaw a fit personage for her own biography For the times she received high praise for it was said that she had the reasoning capacity of a man Perhaps a bit of hyperbole heh heh This aside occurred during F s sojourn in South Africa where he seemed out of place he soon returned to his befitting environment IndiaPage 155 short imperial thought to rule and guide their Asiatics and Africans who cannot govern themselves So also did the early Younghusband believe Later on he came to realize that the Indians deserved self governmentOddly this text does not mention how put off the locals were about the nasty British habit of slaughtering the animals encountered during their explorations of the Himalayas Other than the occasional offhand reference Because the animals and birds were never threatened by humans they were exceedingly tame killing them was hardly a sporting venture The whole Younghusband Expedition into Tibet was a dismal affair Back home in England it made a name for FEY A decidedly asymmetrical war Tibetan matchlocks swords spears and slings vs the cannon Maxim guns and modern rifles of the British A massacre ensued Average temperature during the foray minus thirty C or F it doesn t matter as at that temp they are about the same Page 215 To be the ruler of an isolated force high in the forbidden land of the Himalayas was for him a dream come true from the frozen desolation of TunaTenuous supply lines strung over the mountains every Sikh Pioneer needed a backup of eight coolies The coolies died the bullocks died the mules diedHigh point for Imperial Frances 1906 he becomes British Resident in Kashmir Kashmir to this day remains a flashpoint twixt Pakistan and India 80000 s miles ruled since 1846 by a British imposed Hindu Dynasty 90% of its population of 3000000 are MuslimAt this point the book becomes less interesting as it relates the yearning of Younghusband to understand the concept of God He wants to be known as a great thinker and philosopher Frances hasn t a great mind and his writing shows it At home in England he has attained a celebrity status Oddly enough he becomes a good friend of Bertrand RussellHave to admit that I find this book both entertaining and interestingThe Mt Everest tie in consisted mostly of his becoming a cheerleader for British explorationmountaineering I have read a few books on the subject and recall having come across Younghusband s name on numerous occasions Page 339 how the Lhasa Apso found its way into British society The rest of the book is chock full of British uirkiness All together a fun and worthy read about an endearing and eccentric manI will no doubt be reading books by Patrick French Lost Girl yard dash was the first European since Marco Polo to travel from Peking to Central Asia discovered the. This Patrick French s first book 1994 is excellent I recently read Patrick s biography of VS Naipaul which lead me to Younghusband French seems to be drawn to unusual personalities Would liked to have given this book five stars but the malarkey of FEY s later Hugh Hefner 183 Success Facts - Everything you need to know about Hugh Hefner year s mysticism put me off a tad too muchin his twenties Frances Edward Younghusband negotiated the Mustagh Pass at 19000 feet a parlous bit of trekking Located on the edge of K2 world s second highest mountain famous for its nasty weather the pass marks the watershed between India and Central Asia From there Frances s legend began to blossom A smallish man he possessed enormous resilience Reading of his Asian adventures it s small wonder that he excited the imagination of his fellow Englishmen Next up was a twenty month epic from Manchuria through China the Gobi Desert then continuing down through Chinese Turkestan At the Gate of Hunza facing grim warriors armed with matchlocks peoples from the dim past Given the modern weapons the Brits possessed it was an asymmetrical war The British were a driven doughty race The adventures of F had such a romantic vocabulary the bearding of the Mir of Hunza the Kanjutis tribe or when first met with the Nawab of Tonk FEY preferred bleak wilderness than human societyPage 128 here we meet the tall and beautiful Flora Shaw a fit personage for her own biography For the times she received high praise for it was said that she had the reasoning capacity of a man Perhaps a bit of hyperbole heh heh This aside occurred during F s sojourn in South Africa where he seemed out of place he soon returned to his befitting environment IndiaPage 155 short imperial thought to rule and guide their Asiatics and Africans who cannot govern themselves So also did the early Younghusband believe Later on he came to realize that the Indians deserved self governmentOddly this text does not mention how put off the locals were about the nasty British habit of slaughtering the animals encountered during their explorations of the Himalayas Other than the occasional offhand reference Because the animals and birds were never threatened by humans they were exceedingly tame killing them was hardly a sporting venture The whole Younghusband Expedition into Tibet was a dismal affair Back home in England it made a name for FEY A decidedly asymmetrical war Tibetan matchlocks swords spears and slings vs the cannon Maxim guns and modern rifles of the British A massacre ensued Average temperature during the foray minus thirty C or F it doesn t matter as at that temp they are about the same Page 215 To be the ruler of an isolated force high in the forbidden land of the Himalayas was for him a dream come true from the frozen desolation of TunaTenuous supply lines strung over the mountains every Sikh Pioneer needed a backup of eight coolies The coolies died the bullocks died the mules diedHigh point for Imperial Frances 1906 he becomes British Resident in Kashmir Kashmir to this day remains a flashpoint twixt Pakistan and India 80000 s miles ruled since 1846 by a British imposed Hindu Dynasty 90% of its population of 3000000 are MuslimAt this point the book becomes less interesting as it relates the Imagine yearning of Younghusband to understand the concept of God He wants to be known as a great thinker and philosopher Frances hasn t a great mind and his writing shows it At home in England he has attained a celebrity status Oddly enough he becomes a good friend of Bertrand RussellHave to admit that I find this book both entertaining and interestingThe Mt Everest tie in consisted mostly of his becoming a cheerleader for British explorationmountaineering I have read a few books on the subject and recall having come across Younghusband s name on numerous occasions Page 339 how the Lhasa Apso found its way into British society The rest of the book is chock full of British uirkiness All together a fun and worthy read about an endearing and eccentric manI will no doubt be reading books by Patrick French

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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Patrick French Patrick French Ý 5 characters Free read Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer Sir Francis Younghusband was the last of the great imperialists—a dashing adventurer who in 1903 single handedly invaded Tibet wiped out its entire army and then became a mystic Admired by HG Wells. Even ten years on this book still lives up to its original rave reviews This will certainly be the definitive biography of one of the 19th century s greatest and least remembered today adventurers Previous books on Younghusband focused on his physical adventures rightfully so as they remain the true accomplishments of his life and are as amazing today as they were at the time crossing China from Manchuria to India including the then unexplored Gobi Desert virtually by himself and at the ripe old age of 24 But French takes the difficult path of tackling the whole life including the much complex second metaphysical act and generally does a good job making even the relatively dull stretches come alive Overall the book does a better job of humanizing Younghusband than has been tackled before both pro Seaver and con Verrier and while this includes sometimes voyeuristic details of his unhappy marriage and slide into far left field eccentricity even by British standards it paints a complex three dimensional portrait that to me at least only makes his achievements that much greater And yes as the facts really speak for themselves French could have downplayed his own 21st century opinions at times doing away with the unnecessary and at times unsupported commentary on Younghusband s fantasies instability etc again we re generally talking Victorian England here who wasn t a little crazyI ve been a fan of Younghusband since first discovering him in Bayonets to Lhasa some thirty years ago and so thought I knew him pretty well But thanks to French s literary sleuthing this book offered a wealth of new information And the name dropping of those Sir Francis knew and befriended in his various roles all the expected Great Gamers of course but also Sven Hedin Aurel Stein Howard Carter George Mallory Lindbergh Gandhi Churchill Rhodes Verne Russell Kipling JM Barrie HG Wells AC Doyle GB Shaw what a time what a life