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WONDERS OF THE HIMALAYA Frank Younghusband 1929 3rd US printing Hardcover Very Good
By Younghusband, Francis
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New York, 1929, 3rd printing. 210 pp, b/w frontispiece illustration and map. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Spine is soiled and worn. Good to Very Good condition.

Stories of all his Himalayan climbs and explorations. Account of Younghusband's exploration and travel from India through the Karakoram to Central Asia; meetings with Russians. These encounters were part of the 'great game' of intrigue and competition between British and Russian empires.

Contents:
1. First leave in the Himalaya.

2. By Kulu to Simla.

3. From Turkestan to India.

4. The Mustagh Pass.

5. Through Kashmir.

6. Raiders and Russians.

7. Meeting the Kirghiz.

8. Search for the Saltoro Pass.

9. Rest and reflection.

10. The Raiders stronghold.

11. Meeting the Russians.

12. Hunza.

13. The secret of the Himalaya.

'When I wrote a book on what is to me by far the most important and interesting thing in life namely religion I was peremptorily ordered by more than one reviewer to leave religion to the divines. If I had written a book on politics I would not have been told to leave politics to professional politicians. But religion is no concern of a traveller. It must be left to professionals. So because I have travelled I must not write about religion.

It is a sad penalty for the sin of travelling. But reviewers have to be obeyed. And it so happened that at the very time when they were issuing their edicts to me a friend chanced to remark that he would like to look inside my head and see some of my experiences and he asked me why I did not write a book for boys. it was an enticing suggestion. But I doubt if boys read books written for boys. They like books written for men. So this is a book written for men but which I hope boys may read for it is about adventures I had when I was not much more than a boy myself.'


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