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    DescriptionUnder the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here, told in epic detail and for the first time, is the true story behind John Buchan's classic wartime thriller Greenmantle, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it. It is an ominously topical tale today in view of the continuing turmoil in this volatile region where the Great Game has never really ceased.


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    Title
    On Secret Service East of Constantinople
    Subtitle
    The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hopkirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719564512
    ISBN 10: 0719564514
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JPWQ, HBTV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG, 1DVT
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    DC22: 940.486
    DC21: 940.485
    BISAC region code: 2.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, NHD, JPWQ, NHTV
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    8 pp b/w
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    27 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He has 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 has twice been held in secret police cells and has also been hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into fourteen languages.
    Review quote
    'Recreates with much verve and brilliance, the clandestine attempts by Britain's imperial rivals to subvert the British Empire in India' Guardian 'Tells with great fluency, authority and narrative skill ... a story which no single book has told before' Sunday Telegraph