By Dorothy Anderson

ISBN-10: 0752486853

ISBN-13: 9780752486857

Starting his occupation as a British doctor significant in Afghanistan, George Scott Robertson came upon himself protecting Chitral citadel in 1895 opposed to a besieging strength of hundreds of thousands of tribesmen. He used to be celebrated as a hero, yet this was once just one bankruptcy in what used to be a unprecedented existence. vacationing in India, Canada and Kafiristan, he took half in different army expeditions at the Frontier, wrote a popular ethnography, 'The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush', and in later existence grew to become a vociferous MP representing imperative Bradford, whos radical Liberal perspectives either happy and stunned his ingredients. Elegantly written and good researched from fabrics supplied through the Robertson kinfolk, 'An not likely Hero: George Scott Robertson' is the tale of an adventurer, ethnographer, soldier, medical professional, businessman and flesh presser, so as to be of curiosity to any pupil of the interval.

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Martin and Dean both had a highly developed sense of humor and gift of showmanship. On a burning summer’s day, with the thermometer at 110 degrees, they found scraps of paper and sticks of wood, and built a fire in front of the dugout. They obtained blankets and mocked the blazing sun as they squatted, Indian fashion, in front of the fire. Of course, their public guffawed. A rodeo was in progress in St. Louis, and Dizzy and Pepper were invited to appear before their public. Ignoring the dangers of equitation, they mounted horses and engaged in a calf-roping contest.

He wasn’t being coy. Neither was his son, Dickie, now a fourteen-year-old playground player of note, when Stan strode into his living room that evening, beaming proudly and scooping up daughters Geraldine, ten, and Janet, five. “They must have been throwing you fat pitches today, Dad,” Dickie stated gravely. Musial chuckled the next night at the ball park when he retold that deflating anecdote with the same humor that makes him appreciate any good story—even at his own expense. It’s in the company of his teammates or with close friends that Stan Musial, the champion nobody knows, sheds his shyness to become a cutup.

A rodeo was in progress in St. Louis, and Dizzy and Pepper were invited to appear before their public. Ignoring the dangers of equitation, they mounted horses and engaged in a calf-roping contest. The horse wasn’t fast enough for Dizzy, so he leaped to his own feet, pursued the calf and wrestled with it in great glee as the crowd roared. And the next day the boys had to play a ball game. Naturally, some of the pranks tried managerial patience. It was nothing unusual to find the clubhouse dressing room cluttered up with volunteer entertainers that Martin had picked up on the streets.

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