Hunted through Central Asia: On the Run from Lenin's Secret Police / Edition 2

Hunted through Central Asia: On the Run from Lenin's Secret Police / Edition 2

by Paul Nazaroff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192803689

ISBN-13: 9780192803689

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Paul Nazaroff was the ringleader of a desperate plot to overthrow the Bolsheviks in Central Asia in 1918. He was betrayed to the Secret Police, who declared him "the most dangerous counter-revolutionary at large in the Tashkent region."

Thus began his extraordinary catalogue of adventures, "a long and distant odyssey which would take me right

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Overview

Paul Nazaroff was the ringleader of a desperate plot to overthrow the Bolsheviks in Central Asia in 1918. He was betrayed to the Secret Police, who declared him "the most dangerous counter-revolutionary at large in the Tashkent region."

Thus began his extraordinary catalogue of adventures, "a long and distant odyssey which would take me right across Central Asia . . . over the Himalayas to the plains of Hindustan." As he fled from Lenin's men, he was aided by the indigenous peoples of the region, the Kirghiz and the Sarts, and for months he was forced to live the life of a hunted animal.

Peter Hopkirk has contributed a fascinating introduction to this thrilling tale of espionage and survival against all odds, as well as an epilogue which reveals Nazaroff's later fortunes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803689
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
Reissued 2002
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Peter Hopkirk
Preface, Malcolm Burr
1. Awaiting Execution
2. Release
3. Days of Wrath
4. Hiding among the Sarts
5. Persecution and alarms
6. Home life among the Sarts and Kirghiz
7. Hiding among the Kirghiz
8. Alone with nature
9. The white lady
10. The road to Semirechie
11. Pishpek
12. In Semirechie
13. Hiding in the hills
14. Danger again
15. Back on the trail
16. Safety in sight
17. Desolation
18. Despair
19. One last effort
20. At last!
Epilogue, Peter Hopkirk
Index

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