Oxford University Press, 1991, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Reprint
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 562 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. 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 20 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Britain/UK; 19th century; ISBN: 0192827995. ISBN/EAN: 9780192827999. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7489.