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The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

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This one is in Good condition! The covers have some scratches/indentations/creases and small bends/dog ears; There is some peeling at the corners and edge of the front cover; There are some marks and creases or small crushes at the top of the spine/top corner of the back cover; There is a crush at the bottom of the spine and the bottom corner of the back cover; The coating is peeling along the outer edge and corners of the back cover; Some small marks on the outer edge of pages; Some dog-ears on pages; Text is clean! A great book, ready to read! See pictures! SercelShop is a family business! Books and other products are hand-selected, packed, and shipped by a husband and wife team from Alabama. If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. We appreciate your business! --The Sercels

ISBN: 9781568360225

Publisher's Description:
Peter Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asia has been hailed as essential reading with that era's legacy playing itself out today.
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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