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Himmler's crusade : the Nazi expedition to find the origins of the Aryan race

Author: Chris Hale
Publisher: Edison, N.J. : Castle Books, 2006, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Himmler's Crusade tells the bizarre and chilling story of one of history's most perverse, eccentric, and frightening scientific expeditions. Drawing on private journals, new interviews, and original research in German archives as well as in Tibet, author Christopher Hale recreates the events of this sinister expedition, asks penetrating questions about the relationship between science and politics, and sheds new  Read more...
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Named Person: Ernst Schäfer; Bruno Beger; Bruno Beger; Ernst Schäfer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hale
ISBN: 0785822542 9780785822547
OCLC Number: 111568570
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press in 2003 under the title Himmler's crusade : the true story of the 1938 Nazi expedition into Tibet.
Description: x, 422 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foothills. Call of the wild ; Edge of the world ; Grand inquisitor ; The people hunter ; Return to the fatherland --
Peaks. Confronting the Raj ; Trapped ; Breakout ; On the roof of the world ; Weird barbarity ; The white scarves ; Escape from the Raj --
Valleys. The devil's scientist ; The castle ; Race warrior ; The savage mind ; Retribution ; Aftermaths.
Other Titles: Nazi expedition to find the origins of the Aryan race
Responsibility: Christopher Hale.

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"Himmler's Crusade tells the bizarre and chilling story of one of history's most perverse, eccentric, and frightening scientific expeditions. Drawing on private journals, new interviews, and original research in German archives as well as in Tibet, author Christopher Hale recreates the events of this sinister expedition, asks penetrating questions about the relationship between science and politics, and sheds new light on the occult theories that obsessed Himmler and his fellow Nazis."--Back cover.

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