Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia / Edition 1by Peter Hopkirk
Pub. Date: 12/01/1995
Publisher: Kodansha International
Lenin's dream was to liberate the whole of Asia. But his starting point was British India, the richest of all imperial possessions.
Not content with Russia, the Bolsheviks tried to "set the East ablaze" with their heady new gospel of Marxism. This extraordinary tale of intrigue and treachery, barbarism and civil war echoes today in Afghanistan and Central America.
Lenin's dream was to liberate the whole of Asia. But his starting point was British India, the richest of all imperial possessions. So began a brutal undeclared war along Central Asia's Silk Road. It reached into China, Mongolia and Turkey. It involved Chinese warlords, Muslim visionaries, and officers of British Indian intelligence.
"An amazing story, full of adventure, charged with implications for today." (Far East Economic Review)
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