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Burnaby, Fred 1842-1885

Overview
Works: 128 works in 383 publications in 3 languages and 1,980 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK883, 915.87
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A ride to Khiva by Fred Burnaby( Book )

117 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On horseback through Asia Minor by Fred Burnaby( Book )

9 editions published between 1898 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the savage winter of 1876, Captain Frederick Burnaby rode 1,000 miles eastwards from Constantinople to see for himself what the Russians were up to in this remote corner of the Great Game battlefield. With war between Turkey and Russia imminent, he wanted to discover, among other things, whether the Sultan's armies were capable of resisting a determined Tsarist thrust towards Constantinople. Frederick Gustav Burnaby was no ordinary officer. For a start he was reputed to be the strongest man in the British Army. Nor was he all brawn, being fluent in seven languages and possessing a vigorous and colourful prose style - as readers of this Great Game classic will discover. With his redoubtable manservant Radford, he spent five months riding across some of the cruellest winter landscape in the world before hastening home to write this best-seller
On horseback through Asia Minor by Fred Burnaby( Book )

15 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burnaby was a captain in the British Army who spent his winter leave of absence of 1876 riding 2000 miles through Asiatic Turkey, on the eve of the Russo-Turkish War. Burnaby questioned everyone he met regarding the imminent war; the author believed, from the impressions of his informants, that the Ottoman Empire would probably lose. By the time he published the account the Turkish Army had "gallantly withstood their foe. My reasons for arriving at the above-mentioned opinion will be found in these volumes. They merely contain a sort of verbal photograph ... of what I saw and heard during the journey."
On horseback through Asia Minor by Fred Burnaby( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ride to Khiva by Fred Burnaby( Book )

17 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Frederick Burnaby not only stood over most men in the flesh, he towered over them when it came to cold courage. A case in point was his decision to explore Russia on horseback in 1875, a country which had just been declared off-limits to all foreigners by the Czar"--Back cover
A ride across the Channel, and other adventures in the air by Fred Burnaby( Book )

6 editions published in 1882 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On horseback through Asia Minor by Fred Burnaby( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une visite à Khiva : aventures de voyage dans l'Asie centrale by Fred Burnaby( Book )

7 editions published in 1877 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our radicals : a tale of love and politics by Fred Burnaby( Book )

5 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khiva : au galop vers les cités interdites d'Asie centrale (1875-1876) by Fred Burnaby( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At sırtında Anadolu by Fred Burnaby( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Turkish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A Ride to Khiva: travels and adventures in Central Asia ... With maps and an appendix ... [First?] edition.] by Fred Burnaby( Book )

5 editions published between 1882 and 1905 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ride to Khiva & On horseback through Asia Minor by Fred Burnaby( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ride to Khiva: travels and adventures in central Asia: With maps and an appendix, containing, among other information, a series of march-routes by Fred Burnaby( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia by Fred Burnaby( )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1875, the time of the 'Great Game', when the British and Russian Empires are vying for power in central Asia. A British officer rides for Khiva, a Russian city closed to European travellers. He is on a dangerous mission, to learn if Russia plans to invade India, the 'jewel in the crown' of the British Empire. It might be the plot of a Rudyard Kipling novel; instead it is the true story of Captain Frederick Burnaby (1842-85). Burnaby joined the British army in 1859, but in periods without active duty he crafted his own adventures. He ballooned across the English Channel, travelled in Spain and Russia, and was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for Britain's empire. This account of his perilous journey to Khiva, published in 1876 and immediately reprinted, brought him instant fame. The book includes maps of the route he took and an appendix
On horseback through Asia Minor. With portrait and maps by Fred Burnaby( Book )

3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our radicals : a tale of love and politics by Fred Burnaby( Book )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Horseback through Asia Minor, Volume 2 by Fred Burnaby( )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Burnaby (1842-85) joined the Royal Horse Guards in 1859, but, when not assigned to active duty, he crafted his own adventures. He ballooned across the English Channel, and travelled in Spain, Asia Minor and Russia. He was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for the British Empire. His book, A Ride to Khiva (1876) gave a personal account of his hazardous mission into Russian territory during the 'Great Game' when the British and Russian Empires were vying for power in central Asia. It was an instant bestseller, and brought him overnight fame. This two-volume work, published in 1877, recounts his next adventure: a two-thousand mile journey through Asia Minor to assess Turkey's chances in the impending war with Russia. On the way, he creates vivid snapshots of the region and the people he encounters. Volume 2 covers the journey from Armenia to the Black Sea and includes numerous appendices
Burnaby by Louis Blake Duff( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life and times of Colonel Fred Burnaby by J. Redding Ware( Book )

1 edition published in 1885 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On horseback through Asia Minor
Alternative Names
Buranby, Frederick 1842-1885

Burnaby, Fred.

Burnaby Fred 1842-1885

Burnaby, Frederick.

Burnaby, Frederick 1842-1885

Burnaby, Frederick G.

Burnaby, Frederick Gustavus

Burnaby, Frederick Gustavus 1842-1885

Burnaby, Frederik 1842-1885

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby britischer Militär, Schriftsteller und Reisender

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby Brits schrijver (1842-1885)

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby Traveller and soldier

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Languages
English (248)

French (8)

Turkish (6)

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