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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia Paperback – 1 August 2016

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'The stuff of a dozen adventure movies . . . everything a ripping good yarn should be' (New York Times)

'A classic example of truth outpacing fiction' (Times Literary Supplement)

About the Author

Peter Hopkirk travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set: Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, Russia, 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 has was also hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into many languages. All six of his books are available from John Murray: THE GREAT GAME, ON SECRET SERVICE EAST OF CONSTANTINOPLE, SETTING THE EAST ABLAZE, TRESPASSERS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD, FOREIGN DEVILS ON THE SILK ROAD and QUEST FOR KIM.

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  • ASIN : 0719564506
  • Publisher : John Murray; Reprint edition (1 August 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780719564505
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0719564505
  • Item Weight : 196 g
  • Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.52 x 19.69 cm
  • Country of Origin : United Kingdom
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