Pioneer in Tibet

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Palgrave Macmillan,
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Dr. Albert Shelton was a medical missionary who spent nearly twenty years in the Tibetan borderlands at the start of the last century. Raising his family in a land of banditry and civil war, caught between a weak Chinese government and the British Raj, Shelton proved to be a resourceful frontiersman. During the course of his work in Tibet, he was praised by the Western press as a family man, revered doctor, respected diplomat and fearless adventurer. Driven by his goal of setting up a medical mission within Lhasa, the seat of the Dalai Lama and a city off limits to Westerners for hundreds of years, Shelton acted as a valued go between for the Tibetans and Chinese. Tragically, while finalizing his entry into Lhasa, Shelton was shot to death on a remote mountain trail in the Himalayas. Set against the exciting history of early twentieth century Tibet and China, Pioneer in Tibet offers a window into the life of a dying breed of adventurer. MARKET 1: Asian History; Biographical History
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subject_facet Biographies, Shelton, A. L. -- (Albert Leroy), -- 1875-1922 -- Travel -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel
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