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The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia

Author: Peter Hopkirk
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Series: Kodansha globe.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 Pamirs 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 ... In this gripping narrative the recounts a breathtaking tale of  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hopkirk
OCLC Number: 53941815
Notes: Originally published: New York : Kodansha International, 1994, ©1992.
"First published in Great Britain in 1990 as The great game : on secret service in high Asia by John Murray (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Beginnings: Yellow Peril; Napoleonic nightmare; Rehearsal for the great game; Russian Bogy; All roads lead to India First of the Russian players; Strange tale of two dogs; Death on the Oxus; Barometer falls --
Middle years: "The Great Game"; Enter "Bokhare" Burnes; Greatest fortress in the world Mysterious Vitkevich; Hero of heart; Kingmakers; Race for Khiva; Freeing of the slaves; Night of the long knives; Catastrophe; Massacre in the passes; Last hours of Conolly and Stoddart; Half-time --
Climactic years: Great Russian advance begins; Lion of Tashkent; Spies along the silk road; Feel of cold steel across his throat; Physician from the North; Captain Burnaby's ride to Khiva; Bloodbath at the Bala Hissar; Last stand of the Turcomans; To the Brink of war; Railway race to the East; Where three empires meet; Flashpoint in the high Pamirs; Race for Chitral; Beginning of the end; End-game.
Series Title: Kodansha globe.
Responsibility: Peter Hopkirk.

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"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 Pamirs 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 ... In this gripping narrative the recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage and trachery 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.-Back cover.

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