Unlikely Hero

Unlikely Hero

George Scott Robertson

eBook - 2008
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Beginning his career as a British Surgeon Major in Afghanistan, George Scott Robertson found himself defending Chitral Fort in 1895 against a besieging force of thousands of tribesmen. He was celebrated as a hero, but this was only one chapter in what was an extraordinary life. Traveling in India, Canada, and Kafiristan, he took part in numerous military expeditions on the frontier, wrote a renowned ethnography, The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush, and in later life became a vociferous MP representing Central Bradford, whose radical Liberal views both pleased and shocked his constituents. Elegantly written and well researched from materials provided by the Robertson family, this is the story of an adventurer, ethnographer, soldier, surgeon, businessman, and politician which will be of interest to any student of the period.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2008]
ISBN: 9780752486857
Branch Call Number: 921 Rober
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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