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THE 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…

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The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist…

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Un grand classique d'une brûlante actualité ! Au cœur de l'Asie centrale, le fascinant jeu de l'ombre qui opposa les Empires britannique et russe au dix-neuvième siècle. Un passionnant récit d’aventure, de guerre et d’espionnage sur l’un des épisodes les plus…

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Title: An account of the insurrection in St. Domingo, begun in August 1791, taken from authentic sources. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest…

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books…

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'He who once enters Khiva abandons all hope, as surely as one who enters Hell. His prison house is girdled with trackless deserts, whose sole inhabitants are the sellers of human flesh.' In the winter of 1875, a young British officer set out across central Asia…

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The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist…

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'Brett was the sweetest, funniest, cleverest man I've ever known, my confidant and best friend. He had a rare radiance, an inner certainty which was compelling and hugely attractive.' Frannie Hopkirk knew Brett Whiteley all his life. He was her brother. Here, for…

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arg1-9782809702378.html Voici le roman d'aventures du Tibet, l'histoire de ces hommes et de ces femmes qui se lancèrent à l'assaut de Lhassa la mystérieuse pour s'en disputer les secrets, les trésors et la gloire.…

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'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…

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'My position was uncomfortable. Here was I, in an absolutely exposed place, with Red Guards and commissars on every side. I had very little money left and no means of transport at all.' Paul Nazaroff was the ringleader of a desperate plot to overthrow the…