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The Radio Operator: Robert Ford's Last Stand in the Fight to Save Tibet (Kindle Single)

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The riveting true tale of Englishman Robert Ford heroic efforts to remain by Tibet’s last existing radio link to the outside world when China conquered the mountainous nation in 1950, from acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris, author of the New York Times bestseller Eye on the Struggle.

Hired by the Tibetan government, Royal Air Force veteran Robert W. Ford put togethe
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Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Published November 22nd 2015
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Gisela Hausmann
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, history
Quoting from James McGrath Morris' book " The Radio Operator: Robert Ford’s Last Stand in the Fight to Save Tibet"
".... Even in the twentieth century, except for a Swedish explorer, an Italian archaeologist, a French woman disguised as a beggar, a pair of Austrians who escaped custody of the Allies in India during World War II, and an assortment of officials and writers, Tibet remained mostly closed off to the world..."

Well, it was one of these two "Austrians who escaped custody of the Allies in
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Tamara Niemi
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Less a book than a longish essay, a can't be put down story of Robert Ford, who went to Tibet to be a radio operator in a search for adventure and found more than anticipated. Very interested to put his own account of the situation- Captured in Tibet, on my reading list.
Ted Baker
Enlightening

Interesting accounting of one man's experience in an isolated innocent country invade by China. I have the impressing the Chinese official s had very strong views of the West
Grace
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this fascinating story. Interesting, eye opening account of the invasion of Tibet. Glad I learned about an unknown hero, Robert Ford. Very quick read.
Cory Stover
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great quick read!

Picked this up after reading another short by this author. Very interesting story! Hits all the high points without going into much fluff.
Greg
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn’t know anything about this story and this was a good introduction. Not ready to dive much deeper st this point but I am intrigued and would like to learn more some day.
John Carmichael
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Events

Certainly not historical fiction that might have drawn a reader closer to the character. The epilogue certainly was worth reading in order to better appreciate the mettle of the man.
Ollie
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Courage

4 stars for a "listen" to a snapshoot peek into a fascinating story. I enjoyed the storyline, the history lesson and the narration. Kudos to the author for whetting my curiosity to seek additional Tibetan lore.


Mltyrie
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's a short story rather than a novel but a good read. Try to check it out from the library rather than purchase it. I think I read this in about an hour to an hour and half.
Thomas
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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Interesting while not compelling. Quick read, though, so if you're interested in this period and an interesting, lately unknown story about one of the players on the scene, this is worth reading.
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I'm the author of several well-received biographies, including the New York Times bestseller and Editor's Choice "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press," which received the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize and was long-listed for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.

My newest book, "The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made an
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