The Great Game

The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
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Audio (17.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100126528
Released: Aug 29, 2017
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ISBN: #9781515997955
Narrator/s: Alex Wyndham
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The Great Game between Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia was fought across desolate terrain from the Caucasus to China, over the lonely passes of the Parmirs and Karakorams, in the blazing Kerman and Helmund deserts, and through the caravan towns of the old Silk Road-both powers scrambling to control access to the riches of India and the East. When play first began, the frontiers of Russia and British India lay 2000 miles apart; by the end, this distance had shrunk to twenty miles at some points. Now, in the vacuum left by the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there is once again talk of Russian soldiers "dipping their toes in the Indian Ocean." The Washington Post has said that "every story Peter Hopkirk touches is totally engrossing." In this gripping narrative he recounts a breathtaking tale of espionage and treachery through the actual experiences of its colorful characters. Based on meticulous scholarship and on-the-spot research, this is the history at the core of today's geopolitics.

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Author(s): Peter Hopkirk
Original Publish Date: Aug 29, 2017

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Author(s): Peter Hopkirk
Narrator(s): Alex Wyndham
Product Number DD33652
Released: Aug 29, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515917953

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