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    DescriptionTHE GREATGAME: THE EPIC STORY BEHIND TODAY'S HEADLINES Peter Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great imperial struggle for supremacy in Central Asoa 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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    Title
    The Great Game
    Subtitle
    The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hopkirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 730 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568360225
    ISBN 10: 1568360223
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, POL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A43400000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 958.03
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    DC22: 320.958
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    LC classification: DS329.4 .H67 1992
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Publication date
    15 May 1994
    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.