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BEYOND THE HIGH HIMALAYAS William O. Douglas 1952 reprint Hardcover No DJ Fine
By Douglas, William O.
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New York, Doubleday, 1952 reprint. 352 pp, color and b/w photos, appendices, index. Original gray/green cloth hardcover with no dust jacket. Fine.

This is the record of a journey made in the summer of 1951 to one of the most remote and inaccessible corners of the earth: to Afghanistan and to Ladakh, that mysterious land which borders on Sinkiang and Tibet, high up in the heart of the Himalayas. Also a trek in Hunza, north from Gilgit. In this examination of the culture of the Himalayan mountain communities at the dawn of the Cold War, Supreme Court Justice William Douglas argues that America 'has a real fight on its hands if it hopes to save these backward and oppressed people from becoming the tools of Communism.' Sociological text that provides fascinating historical perspective on 20th century politics. 

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