On Secret Service East of Constantinople

On Secret Service East of Constantinople : The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

4.27 (373 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$25.02

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Under 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. The shadowy and often bloody struggle which followed was fought out between the intelligence services of King, Kaiser, Sultan and Tsar. It was to spill over into Persia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and be felt as far afield as the USA and China. This is the extraordinary story of the Turco-German jihad of World War I, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 447 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pp black and white plates, maps, bibliography
  • 0192853031
  • 9780192853035

Rating details

373 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 43% (160)
4 44% (165)
3 11% (42)
2 1% (4)
1 1% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X