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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia by [Peter Hopkirk]

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For five years Chief Reporter of the London Times, Peter Hopkirk now specializes in Middle Eastern and Asiatic affairs, He has traveled widely throughout the world during his twenty-seven years as a reporter and foreign correspondent. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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A highly readable and elegant book.--Elizabeth Monroe, Times Literary Supplement The story of what this handful of dauntless men from different modern countries endured in order to procure some fragments of Central Asia's lost culture for the museums of their own or an adopted land is told in great style. . . . It is a series of interwoven accounts of high adventure, high stakes, spies, loyalty, treachery, forgery, greed, and occasional magnanimity. It celebrates courage, vision, dedication, and will. Hopkirk has a remarkable cast of characters with whom to work. . . . Every story he touches is totally engrossing.--Washington Post Foreign Devils on the Silk Road will be useful to those seeking a general knowledge of the subject, as well as to those possessing more specific knowledge who require a painless glance at the whole canvas. while some parts of Foreign Devils are well known, others are not. Hopkirk skillfully blends the parts into an engaging whole. I recommend saving the book for a long evening before the fire.--Central Asian Survey --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 1262 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 151 pages
  • Publisher : John Murray (15 September 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • ASIN : B005HWB2QW
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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