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The Resource The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia, Peter Hopkirk

The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia, Peter Hopkirk

Label
The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia
Title
The great game
Title remainder
the struggle for empire in central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hopkirk
Title variation
Great game: the struggle for empire in central Asia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the struggle for supremacy in Central Asia between the Soviet Union and Great Britain
Member of
Summary
For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth, Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia, fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it "The Great Game," a phrase immortalized by Kipling. When play first began, the two rival empires lay nearly 2,000 miles apart. By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India. This classic book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it
Pace
Writing style
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10272965
Cataloging source
EXW
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Hopkirk, Peter
Dewey number
320.958
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Kodansha globe
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  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
  • Soviet Union
  • Asia, Central
  • Great Britain
  • Asia, Central
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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on secret service in high Asia
Label
The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia, Peter Hopkirk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 1990 as The great game : on secret service in high Asia by John Murray (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-542)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1082350
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates of
Isbn
9781568360225
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568360225
  • (OCoLC)30999160
Label
The great game : the struggle for empire in central Asia, Peter Hopkirk
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 1990 as The great game : on secret service in high Asia by John Murray (Publishers) Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-542)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1082350
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates of
Isbn
9781568360225
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568360225
  • (OCoLC)30999160

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