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Author Anderson, Dorothy, 1923-

Title Unlikely Hero : George Scott Robertson / Dorothy Anderson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2008]


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Summary 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.
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Subject Robertson, George Scott, Sir, 1852-1916.
Robertson, George Scott, Sir, 1852-1916 -- Travel -- Afghanistan -- Nūristān.
British -- India -- Biography.
Civil service -- India.
Civil service -- Great Britain -- Colonies.
Government physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Anderson, Dorothy, 1923- Unlikely hero. Staplehurst : Spellmount, 2008. 9781862274624 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9780752486857
ISBN 9780752486857 (e-pub)
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