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For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia fought a secret war in the lonely pas. Peter Hopkirk s book The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia is a great historical account and a very enjoyable book to rea

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Ses and deserts of Central Asia Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it The Great Game a phrase immortalized in Kipling's Kim. Written in a style that is eminently appropriate for this story The Great Game is a good introductory book for understanding the struggle b Edouard Manet understanding the struggle b

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When play first began the two rival empires lay nearly 2000 miles apart By the end some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of Indi. This is narrative history that can keep one enthralled from the first to the last page Cliches such as page turner apply No doubt the game

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  • The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
  • Peter Hopkirk
  • English
  • 20 April 2017
  • 9780192802323

About the Author: Peter Hopkirk

Peter Hopkirk was born in Nottingham the son of Frank Stewart Hopkirk a prison chaplain and Mary Perkins He grew up at Danbury Essex notable for the historic palace of the Bishop of Rochester Hopkirk was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford The family hailed originally from the borders of Scotland in Roxburghshire where there was a rich history of barbaric raids and reivers hanging just



10 thoughts on “The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

  1. says:

    It's a fabulous eastern action adventure full of the brave and resourceful British explorers and fighters confronting treacherous oriental despots as they maneuver to protect the jewel in the crown from another colonial power Hopki

  2. says:

    Peter Hopkirk's book; The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia is a great historical account and a very enjoyable book to read It is very rare nowadays to find a book that holds your attention throughout without finding

  3. says:

    In 1236 Mongol horsemen swept westward through Russia tying serfs to the Tartar yoke The Golden Horde would exact tribute u

  4. says:

    This is a complete enough narrative history of the struggle between Russia and Britain for control of Central Asia So if you want the bare exciting outlines read here but don't expect analysis or deep thought on the issue What we have here is a particularly Tory version of imperial history all the British spies and agents are brave ingenious inventive and decent; all the Russians are mysterious brutal callous but always one step ahead of t

  5. says:

    An excellent book charting the rivalry between the British and the Russians in Central Asia from Peter the Great until Russia's disastrous defeat by Japan in 1905 The epic tale is told through the adventures of the various soldiers explorers and thrill seekers who deployed to this vast unknown and hazardous region on behalf of th

  6. says:

    Written in a style that is eminently appropriate for this story The Great Game is a good introductory book for understanding the struggle between Britain and Russia over Central Asia in the 19th C If you love Kim by Rudyard Kipling you will slobber over every page in this book And I have grown to LOVE Kim Took me a few decades but it's the shit Especially if you read it in a Comp Lit class analyzing the colon

  7. says:

    This is narrative history that can keep one enthralled from the first to the last page Cliches such as page turner apply No doubt the game itself can be discussed further new books published etc etc but who cares Hopkirk ha

  8. says:

    Peter Hopkirk's excellent book The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia represents an extended tale of Silk Road spies Oriental despots cartographers enlisted by the Royal Geographic Society at times disguised as Afghan traders high ranking titled British officers agent provocateur's Muslim fanatics tribal warlords Sepoys recruited Indian troops including a few fierce Ghurkas all in service to Great Britain countless British

  9. says:

    First things first it is an engaging read with just the correct amount of detail and narrative punchCovering a time period right from the 16th Century when the Russians slowly started expanding eastwards and came in conflict first with the Ce

  10. says:

    I liked this a lot although I think the relevance to events today has been overplayed a bit by some other reviewers it's better enjoyed as a stirring history than a political primerI knew a little about the Great Game before – that 19th century wrangling over Central Asia between Britain and Russia – but I hadn't appreciated before how motivated both sides were in Britain's case because they feared encroachment on their ‘

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