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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia (Not A Series) by [Peter Hopkirk]

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Length: 272 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amid the sand and rock of Central Asia, Russia and England spent much of the 19th century playing what historians have come to call the Great Game: the struggle for control over transcontinental routes from Europe to the Far East. When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, Lenin continued to press Russian--now Soviet--claims to faraway, fabled places such as Samarkand and Hotan. The intrigues of his agents and their British counterparts, swashbucklers all, could come from a modern spy novel, and they make for fascinating reading in Peter Hopkirk's vivid account. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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This story of how Lenin and his comrades tried to preach the Marxist gospel to the East gathers reports from secret archives, intelligence reports, and memoirs to piece together the entire story for the first time. Enjoy a fine history which reads like a novel in its drama and political insights. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 2068 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 272 pages
  • Publisher : John Murray (16 February 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0071MDD6I
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyably written account of the chaos of Central Asia 1917-1940s
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