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    DescriptionA DANGEROUS NEW TWIST IN THE GREAT GAME In this gripping narrative Peter Hopkirk tells how Lenin and his revolutionary comrades tried, in the period between the two world wars, to set the East ablaze with their heady new gospel of Marxism. Their dream was to liberate the whole of Asia, and their starting point was British India, the richest of all imperial possessions. The bloody struggle that ensued, the full story of which has never been told, marked a dramatic new twist in the Great Game. Among the players were British Indian intelligence officers and the armed revolutionaries of the Communist International. There were also Muslim visionaries and Chinese warlords-as well as a White Russian baron who roasted his Bolshevik captives alive. Pieced together from secret archives, intelligence reports, and the long-forgotten memoirs of the players involved, here is an extraordinary tale of intrigue and treachery. Like Hopkirk's bestselling The Great Game, its theme is ominously topical in view of the violent events that still grip this turbulent region-from the Caucasus to Afghanistan-where the Great Game never really ended.


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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: 213 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568361024
    ISBN 10: 1568361025
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    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, HBJD, HBJF, JPFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    DC21: 958
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A15204064, A15400300
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 958.4/1, 958.41
    LC classification: DS329.4.H6, DS329.4 .H68 1995
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    PETER HOPKIRK is the author of Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire, Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa, and two other books. A staff writer for the Times of London for nineteen years, five as its chief reporter, he is a Middle and Far East specialist.