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On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire (Not a Series) Hardcover – Import, 28 April 1994

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Under the banner of a Holy War, the Germans and Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. This is the story of the Turco-German jihad told through the adventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it.

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Peter Hopkirk travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he was twice held in secret police cells and was also hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into fourteen languages.

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  • Item Weight : 920 g
  • Hardcover : 324 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0719550171
  • ISBN-10 : 0719550173
  • Dimensions : 16.4 x 24 x 3.8 cm
  • Publisher : John Murray (28 April 1994)
  • Language: : English
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