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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia (Not A Series) Kindle Edition
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Peter Hopkirk, a former reporter for The Times of London with wide experience of the region, tells an extraordinary story of ambition, intrigue, and military adventure. His sensational narrative moves at breakneck pace, yet even as he paints his colorful characters--tribal chieftains, generals, spies, Queen Victoria herself--he skillfully provides a clear overview of the geographical and diplomatic framework. The Great Game was Russia's version of America's "Manifest Destiny" to dominate a continent, and Hopkirk is careful to explain Russian viewpoints as fully as those of the British. The story ends with the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917, but the demise of the Soviet Empire (hastened by a decade of bloody fighting in Afghanistan) gives it new relevance, as world peace and stability are again threatened by tensions in this volatile region of great mineral wealth and strategic significance. --John Stevenson --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- File size : 3651 KB
- Print length : 581 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : John Murray; Reprint edition (27 March 2006)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003Y3BLNK
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Highly recommended, and also a remarkably timely read: there are many parallels of note here with the current deterioration in the West's relationship with Russia.
A final note: I would strongly recommend the paperback over the kindle version. Unless you're already well versed in the geography of the region, you'll find yourself regularly flicking back to the provided maps, sometimes several times a page. I would not want to have attempted this with a Kindle.
After reading this book I believe you will have a totally new look at the news you watch and read and realise, it is just a game that never ends and is the same today as it was centuries ago.
My fear is, we will never change,
Oh! Quick delivery from the seller and a very fair price. Thank you.