History at it's best,
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This review is from: Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa (Paperback)
Peter Hopkirk is a natural storyteller. I first read his book 'The Great Game' recently published by the Folio Society and was hooked. I have always been interested in the history of the British Empire and the geo-politics of the 19th century. Having recently been to the Himalayas and seen the beauty, harshness and remoteness of this land I can understand how the intrepid 'explorers/adventurers' were obsessed in being the first to get to Lhasa. For the non academic history lover this is an excellent and informative read from an author who has a seems to have a love for Central Asia. Thoroughly recommend this book.