Peter Kopkirk’s books are addictive. I purchased this book simultaneouly with another book by the same auther, "Trespassers on the Roof of the World-The Secret Exploration of Tibet".
Peter Kopkirk’s books are addictive. He deftly resurrects the splendor and squalor of unknown spaces, with appreciation for hardy warrior peoples and the cast of extraordinary characters and competing agendas that are still imposed on Central Asian nations by expansionist nations. One wants to smack China for their predatory mindset. Shame on you for forcing Communism on Tibet. The two were in fact the same thing, just different titles and different print dates. It was extemely disappointing.
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I'm quite a fan of Peter Hopkirk and while "Trespassers on the roof of the world" is not his best I still found myself .
I'm quite a fan of Peter Hopkirk and while "Trespassers on the roof of the world" is not his best I still found myself turning the pages long after my bedtime. When it comes to remoteness, few places. Пользовательский отзыв - amerynth - LibraryThing. I generally enjoyed Peter Hopkirk's look at the efforts of the West to invade Lhasa in his book "Trespassers on the Roof of the World. This book had been recommended to me on both of my reading.
Peter Hopkirk (author). This epic, often harrowing tale, which ends with the Chinese invasion of 1950, draws on a colourful cast of gatecrashers from nine different countries.
About the Author: Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely over many years in the regions where his six books are set . Bibliographic Details. Title: TRESPASSERS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: THE.
About the Author: Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely over many years in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. Before turning full-time author, he was an ITN reporter and newscaster for two years, the New York correspondent of the Daily Express, and worked for nearly twenty years on The Times: five as its chief reporter, and latterly as a Middle and Far East specialist.
This little book on the history of the infiltration of Tibet by the West is quite fascinating. The terrain was perilous, the weather worse, and the Tibetans resistant.
Originally published: 1st American e. Los Angeles: . Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index
Originally published: 1st American e. Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index. Prologue - Tibet - the forbidden land - The unholy spies of Captain Montgomerie - With prayer-wheel and sextant to Lhasa - Panning for gold on the roof of the world - The race for the holy city begins - Four dreams of Lhasa - Death of an explorer - The bizarre adventure.
Gatecrashers and trespassers have not diminished the lure of Tibet. The Outside World Comes Crashing In. By Thriftbooks. com User, November 3, 2002
Gatecrashers and trespassers have not diminished the lure of Tibet. com User, August 29, 2006. com User, November 3, 2002. This is a very entertaining little history book by the master expert on the obscure lands of Central Asia, Peter Hopkirk, who is also an excellent writer.
In this riveting narrative, Peter Hopkirk turns his storytelling skills on the fortune hunters, mystics, mountaineers, and missionaries who tried storming the roof of the world always thrilling efforts of explorers, spies. to plumb Tibet's secrets. great and obvious love for the subject, and is one of those British writers who cannot write an awkward of boring sentence. -Bruse Colman, The San Francisco Chronicle "A lament for.