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Great Game
By Peter Hopkirk

The Great Game

The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

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Great Game by Peter Hopkirk

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THE GREATGAME: THE EPIC STORY BEHIND TODAY'S HEADLINES Peter Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asoa has been hailed as essential reading with that era's legacy playing itself out today. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781568360225
ISBN-10: 1568360223
Format: Paperback
(142mm x 213mm x 41mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Kodansha America, Inc
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Great Game by Peter Hopkirk Great Game, Paperback (March 2006)

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'A rich harvest of harrowing adventures recounted in fascinating detail' Daily Telegraph

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'Hopkirk has made the extraordinary field of Central-Asian espionage his own ... an enthralling story' Observer

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'Difficult to put down ... irresistible' Daily Telegraph

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Author Biography - Peter Hopkirk

PETER HOPKIRK is the author of Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire, Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa, and two other books. A staff writer for The Times of London for nineteen years, five as its chief reporter, he is a Middle and Far East specialist.

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