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Seven Years In Tibet by  Heinrich; Translated by Richard Graves Harrer - 1st - 1954 - from Piper In the Library (SKU: 1)

Seven Years In Tibet

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Seven Years In Tibet

by Harrer, Heinrich; Translated by Richard Graves

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1st U.S. Edition stated. No dust jacket. Cloth, bound in salmon and black cloth with title on spine and village skyline on the front board in gilt. Text block sound, extremities bumped, slight discoloration to front board. 314 clean, unmarked pages. Written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded Tibet in 1950.

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Seven Years in Tibet is an autobiography written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951. The story takes place during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army moved into Tibet in 1950. It narrates the true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who successfully escaped his British captors in India in 1944 on the third attempt. His escape route led him across Tibet. In 1943, Heinrich Harrer, escaped captivity and made his way through the Himalayan passes to the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet and finally lived for years in Lhasa becoming a tutor to the Dalai Lama.  Seven Years in Tibet  was first published in Germany before being acquired by Dutton.

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Bookseller
Piper In the Library US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1
Title
Seven Years In Tibet
Author
Harrer, Heinrich; Translated by Richard Graves
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
E.P. Dutton & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1954
Size
8.5''

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