eBook-Tipp: Sachbücher von Peter Hopkirk

Peter Hopkirk (* 15. Dezember 1930 in Nottingham; † 22. August 2014) war ein britischer Journalist und Autor, der sich in seinen Büchern hauptsächlich mit der Geschichte Zentralasiens befasste.

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Trespassers on the Roof of the World

Historisches Sachbuch von Peter Hopkirk

No other land has captured man’s imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom by inquisitive Western travellers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the race to reach Lhasa, Tibet’s sacred capital.

Sein zweites Buch, 1982 erschienen. “A marvellous book, well researched and beautifully written – a treat for armchair explorers everywhere” (New Statesman) (24 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 304 Seiten noch günstig?

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Quest for Kim

Reisebericht von Peter Hopkirk

This book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy’s recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim’s footsteps across Kipling’s India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary.

Auf den Spuren von Rudyard Kipling. “This beautifully written and beguiling travel book will fascinate even those who have never read Kim” (Scotsman) (30 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 288 Seiten noch günstig?

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