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    Description'Let us turn our faces towards Asia', exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialize. 'The East will help us conquer the West.' Peter Hopkirk's book tells for the first time the story of the Bolshevik attempt to set the East ablaze with the heady new gospel of Marxism. Lenin's dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, but his starting point was British India. A shadowy undeclared war followed. Among the players in this new Great Game were British spies, Communist revolutionaries, Muslim visionaries and Chinese warlords - as well as a White Russian baron who roasted his Bolshevik captives alive. Here is an extraordinary tale of intrigue and treachery, barbarism and civil war, whose violent repercussions continue to be felt in Central Asia today.


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    Title
    Setting the East Ablaze
    Subtitle
    Lenin's Dream of an Empire in Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hopkirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 198 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719564505
    ISBN 10: 0719564506
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    DC22: 958.104
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA, 1DBK, 3JJG, 1FCA
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 958.4/1
    LC classification: DS786 .H6176 2006
    DC22: 958.41
    BISAC region code: 2.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8pp black and white
    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
    'The stuff of a dozen adventure movies ... everything a ripping good yarn should be' New York Times 'A classic example of truth outpacing fiction' Times Literary Supplement