Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia

Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia

by Nicholas Clinch, Elizabeth Clinch
     
 

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"Every one of their journeys would now be considered an accomplishment of note."  — Francis Younghusband

 

On August 4, 1895, at a 19,000 ft. pass on the north side of Goring La in Tibet, only 48 miles from Lhasa, a 43-year-old Englishman, his 55-year-old wife, and a fox terrier confronted over 150 Tibetans armed with primitive

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"Every one of their journeys would now be considered an accomplishment of note."  — Francis Younghusband

 

On August 4, 1895, at a 19,000 ft. pass on the north side of Goring La in Tibet, only 48 miles from Lhasa, a 43-year-old Englishman, his 55-year-old wife, and a fox terrier confronted over 150 Tibetans armed with primitive matchlocks. The Englishman was St George Littledale. His wife, Teresa, had shared in all of his adventures. In the 19th century, Teresa and George Littledale were known as the greatest English explorers of their day, journeying further into the hidden lands of Asia than any Western explorer had previously achieved. Yet, because they never published their own account of their journeys, for over a century their story has remained largely forgotten. Now, the authors, having discovered the Littledales' diaries and letters, have for the first time pieced together their remarkable, adventurous, and courageous lives.

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ISBN-13:
9780750947824
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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