The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe)

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Book
Authors
ISBN 10
1568360223 
ISBN 13
9781568360225 
Category
310-329 Political Science & Statistics  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1992 
Pages
564 
Subject
Asia, Central -- Politics and government. Asia, Central -- Relations -- Soviet Union. Soviet Union -- Relations -- Asia, Central. 
Series Name
 
Abstract
The Great Game, a deadly struggle in the last century between secret agents of the two superpowers--Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia--has once again become ominously topical, as a new power struggle begins in Central Asia. 
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Biblio Notes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hopkirk
ISBN: 4770017030 9784770017031 1568360223 9781568360225
OCLC Number: 25873772
Description: xxiv, 565 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Beginnings. 1. The Yellow Peril. 2. Napoleonic Nightmare. 3. Rehearsal for the Great Game. 4. The Russian Bogy. 5. All Roads Lead to India. 6. The First of the Russian Players. 7. A Strange Tale of Two Dogs. 8. Death on the Oxus. 9. The Barometer Falls --
The Middle Years. 10. 'The Great Game'. 11. Enter 'Bokhara' Burnes. 12. The Greatest Fortress in the World. 13. The Mysterious Vitkevich. 14. Hero of Herat. 15. The Kingmakers. 16. The Race for Khiva. 17. The Freeing of the Slaves. 18. Night of the Long Knives. 19. Catastrophe. 20. Massacre in the Passes. 21. The Last Hours of Conolly and Stoddart. 22. Half-time --
The Climactic Years. 23. The Great Russian Advance Begins. 24. Lion of Tashkent. 25. Spies Along the Silk Road. 26. The Feel of Cold Steel Across His Throat. 27. 'A Physician from the North'. 28. Captain Burnaby's Ride to Khiva. 29. Bloodbath at the Bala Hissar. 30. The Last Stand of the Turcomans. 31. To the Brink of War. 32. The Railway Race to the East. 33. Where Three Empires Meet. 34. Flashpoint in the High Pamirs. 35. The Race for Chitral. 36. The Beginning of the End. 37. End-game.
Responsibility: Peter Hopkirk.  
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