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The great game: the struggle for empire in central Asia

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For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase immortalized by Kipling. When play first began the two rival empires lay nearly 2,000 miles apart. By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India. This classic book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it. Disguised as holy men or native horse-traders, they mapped secret passes, gathered intelligence and sought the allegiance of powerful khans. Some never returned. The violent repercussions of the Great Game are still convulsing Central Asia today.
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9784770017031
9781515997955
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Grouping Title great game the struggle for empire in central asia
Grouping Author hopkirk peter
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display_description The Great Game between Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia was fought across desolate terrain from the Caucasus to China, over the lonely passes of the Parmirs and Karakorams, in the blazing Kerman and Helmund deserts, and through the caravan towns of the old Silk Road-both powers scrambling to control access to the riches of India and the East. When play first began, the frontiers of Russia and British India lay 2000 miles apart; by the end, this distance had shrunk to twenty miles at some points. Now, in the vacuum left by the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there is once again talk of Russian soldiers "dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean." The Washington Post has said that "every story Peter Hopkirk touches is totally engrossing." In this gripping narrative he recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage and treachery through the actual experiences of its colorful characters. Based on meticulous scholarship and on-the-spot research, this is the history at the core of today's geopolitics.
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subject_facet Asia, Central -- Politics and government, Asia, Central -- Relations -- Great Britain, Asia, Central -- Relations -- Soviet Union, Asia, Central-Politics and government, Asia, Central-Relations-Great Britain, Asia, Central-Relations-Soviet Union, Asya, Orta - - İngiltere, Asya, Orta - Politika ve yönetim, Asya, Orta - Sovyetler Birliği, Great Britain -- Relations -- Asia, Central, Great Britain-Relations-Asia, Central, İngiltere - İlişkiler - Asya, Orta, Soviet Union -- Relations -- Asia, Central, Soviet Union-Relations-Asia, Central, Sovyetler Birliği - İlişkiler - Asya, Orta
title_display The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia
title_full The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia / Peter Hopkirk, The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia [electronic resource] / Peter. Hopkirk ; Peter Hopkirk
title_short The great game :
title_sub the struggle for empire in central Asia
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