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Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia / Edition 1
     

Setting the East Ablaze: Lenins Dream of an Empire in Asia / Edition 1

by Peter Hopkirk
 

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ISBN-10: 1568361025

ISBN-13: 2901568361023

Pub. Date: 12/01/1995

Publisher: Kodansha International

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.

Overview

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901568361023
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Kodansha Globe Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272

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