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To Lhasa in disguise : a secret expedition through mysterious Tibet (1924)

by William Montgomery McGovern

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It was very difficult for McGovern to actually get into Tibet, and more of the book than I would have liked was concerned with sneaking around the border and plotting ways to get in rather than actually being in Tibet itself. Nonetheless, this was an excellent book telling a thrilling story, and the only reason that I no longer own it is that I'm acquainted with one of McGovern's grandsons (I actually recognized the family resemblance from the frontispiece portrait) and he didn't have a copy of his own. ( )
  muumi | Jun 7, 2014 |
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The author, a non-Tibetan, lived, dressed, and behaved as a Tibetan in order to travel through the country undetected. He provides here an excellent description of the diplomatic, political, military and industrial situation of the country in the 1920s, with a wealth of compelling stories.

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